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Red Corvette, Blue Element Reported Stolen

Victim’s home also burglarized.

A Dacula woman learned two of her vehicles had been stolen and her house burglarized after a man who had been sent to install a new security system found the home unsecured.

According to the police report, the woman’s home had been previously burglarized so her son arranged for an alarm company representative to stop by on Aug. 12 to set up a security system. When the alarm company representative arrived, he noticed the garage door was open. The representative contacted the son who then notified his mother. When the woman arrived home, she realized that not only had her 1999 red Corvette been stolen, but her 2008 blue Honda Element had been taken as well. The thief or thieves attempted to start a 1985 El Camino that was parked on the property, but could not due to the fact the vehicle did not have an alternator. According to the victim, a $3,000 diamond wedding ring belonging to her late daughter was in the Corvette at the time of the theft.

Upon checking the interior of the home, the woman noticed her big screen television was also missing. The woman also informed police that her 20-year-old grandson, who shares the home with her, had closed their joint checking account after emptying it of $5,000. The woman said she had not been in contact with her grandson since the previous morning. The officer tried repeatedly to reach the grandson, but was unsuccessful.

The case is listed as active.

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

Aug. 12

  • Identity fraud in the 2400 block of Mitford Court.

Aug. 13

  • Accidental fire in the 2500 block of Harbin Springs Cove.
  • Simple battery in the 500 block of Cedar Court.

Aug. 14

  • Simple battery near the intersection of Campbell Road and Misty Valley Drive.

Aug. 17

  • Entering auto in the 400 block of Charlyne Way.

For questions about this blotter, email dacula@patch.com.

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