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Man Reports $10,000 Cash Stolen out of Car

Victim said he left the money in his car for just a few minutes while he went inside a Dacula bank.

A two-minute trip inside the Braselton Highway Bank of America turned out to be a very costly one for a Buford man.

On Aug. 25, the victim visited two Dacula banks in order to withdraw cash to purchase a car.  According to the Gwinnett County Police report, the victim withdrew $5,000 in cash at and then withdrew $5,000 at the . After making the Bank of America withdrawal, the victim reportedly placed the cash in envelopes inside a backpack in his vehicle. The victim and a friend then went back inside the bank to complete an unrelated money transfer.

The victim told police he was only inside the bank for two minutes before returning to his vehicle. When the victim attempted to open the car door, he noticed the lock had been forced. Though the backpack was still inside the vehicle, the $10,000 and two personal checks were missing.

No surveillance cameras cover the area of the parking lot where the theft occurred.

The case is listed as active.

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Other recent incidents investigated by the Gwinnett County Police Department include: 

Aug. 23

Aug. 24

  • Theft by shoplifting in the 2600 block of Braselton Highway.
  • Simple battery in the 2100 block of Pierce Way.

Aug. 25

  • Simple battery in the 600 block of Dacula Road.
  • Burglary in the 2000 block of Mineral Springs Road.

Aug. 26

  • Marijuana possession in the 3300 block of Braselton Highway.
  • Criminal damage to property in the 4500 block of Braselton Highway.
  • Identity fraud in the 1700 block of Ivey Pointe Court.

Aug. 27

  • Entering auto in the 3800 block of Coralberry Way. 

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