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Stolen Beer Leads to Three-County Chase

Victim followed beer thieves through Gwinnett, Barrow and Jackson counties.

A Dacula woman took action upon realizing two males had stolen beer out of her garage refrigerator.

On Sept. 4, the victim was inside her home when she heard a noise in the garage. The woman stepped out into her open garage and saw two males walking away carrying beer bottles. According to the victim, the suspects took a total of 15 beers before leaving the scene in a 2008 gray Chevrolet Tahoe bearing Georgia tag TZ8594.

The victim said she drove around her neighborhood looking for the Tahoe. The woman eventually located the vehicle in the subdivision. At that point, the suspects reportedly left in the vehicle at a high rate of speed. The victim said she followed the vehicle through Gwinnett, Barrow and Jackson counties before breaking off pursuit.

The victim said she is willing to prosecute, but advised that she did not see the suspects’ faces.

The case is listed as active.

Mitch September 14, 2011 at 04:21 PM
I'm not sure what kind of beer this was but 15 beers is probably no more than what $10-$15? How much gas did she use chasing them around not to mention the risks involved. This woman sure loves her beer! I can respect that.
Courtney McFarland September 15, 2011 at 01:43 AM
I don't think the beer is the issue here. I think it's the fact that there are people these days who have no respect for others. I'm not sure where in Dacula this particular lady lives but I know here in Hamilton Mill there is a big problem with people stealing from others. My neighbor chased the teens because we are all sick and tired of all the crime taking place here.
Mitch September 15, 2011 at 02:05 PM
I agree Courntey, I was just being a little facetious. Unfortunately we are living in a place and a time where we must keep our windows and doors closed and locked even when we are home. Crime is everywhere and anyone can fall victim so we all must be constantly aware and alert, not only for our own property but that of our neighbors. As I drank my beer last night out on my deck I handcuffed the bottle to my wrist just in case!
Courtney McFarland September 16, 2011 at 01:25 AM
Can never be too careful Mitch ;-) Watch your beer!
Kristi Reed September 19, 2011 at 02:58 PM
Hi Bruce - If you have information about the case, you can call the non-emergency GCPD line at 770-513-5100.

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