Detectives with the Gwinnett County Police Department Burglary Unit are asking for the public’s help in identifying a group of suspects responsible for two thefts totaling nearly a $1 million.
According to a press release from GCPD, the first burglary took place on Sept. 23 at about 1 p.m. A silver Nissan Sentra or Altima dropped off four suspects, all wearing black, at the Dow Electronics warehouse at 1685 Boggs Road in unincorporated Duluth.
“Video surveillance shows three suspects walk to the shipping bay door while one waited in the nearby wood line. After approximately 15 minutes, the three suspects who went to the bay door can be seen running away towards the woods along with an additional person. At approximately 2 a.m. (4 hours later) a commercial truck arrives and parks its trailer at the door where items from the warehouse were loaded,” Cpl. Michele Pihera, public information officer with GCPD, said in a press release. “The truck leaves and comes back to the trailer multiple times before ultimately leaving with the trailer, along with over $350,000 worth of electronics stolen from the warehouse.” The case number is 18-088981.
Pihera said the trailer was previously reported stolen in Atlanta and was later recovered in Miami, Fla.
The second incident occurred sometime between Oct. 5 – 8, at Stampede Presentation Products, 3505 Newpoint Place in unincorporated Lawrenceville.
“In this case, suspects loaded electronics onto two commercial trucks. The value of theft from this business is about $600,000,” Pihera said. The case number in this burglary is 18-093493.
Pihera said the two detectives assigned to these cases believe it is possible that the same suspects are responsible for both crimes. If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.