LOGANVILLE, Ga. An alleged con man was able to get away with more than $5,000 from a Loganville antique dealer earlier this week and it is believed that this is not the only business he has hit.
According to the Loganville Police Department incident report, a well-dressed black man entered Yesteryears Treasures Reborn, an antique store on Main Street in Loganville, on Tuesday, Nov. 19, and asked to see several pieces of jewelry which he subsequently agreed to purchase. He “paid” for the items with an alleged fraudulent check before leaving with the jewelry. The owners reported it when they realized that it was a con.
Braxton’s Auctioneering in the next-door building posted a photo of the man who had been in their store earlier, allegedly with an associate. Braxton Roberts shared a photo of the suspect with the following comment. “If anyone recognizes this man, please call the Loganville police Dept. Please forward this post to friends and family in the Gwinnett and Walton Co area. We believe he lives in this area as he has struck additional business in the past 7 years.”
The suspect is reported to be about 65ish and about 6 ft. 270 lbs. When he was in Braxton’s he had an associate with him who was around 40 years old and weighing about 250 lbs. Roberts told Fox 5 that he believes it is the same man who stole from him in a snatch and grab about 6 years ago. He allegedly tried to get gold coins from Braxton’s this time as well, but they would not accept his check.
This alleged con man reportedly also is a suspect in a theft from Conyers Jewelers as well as a Chevy Tahoe from Conyers in a one-way test Drive after leaving a stolen car behind. The Conyers Jewelry store is offering a $2,000 award. Anybody with any information is asked to contact the Loganville Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS. Tipsters can remain anonymous.
LPD declined to comment at this time saying this is an active investigation.