Update: Speedy Gonzalez has been captured

Update from Gwinnett County Police 4/27/2020

Gwinnett County Police Department announced that Speedy Gonzalez has been captured. He was arrested during a traffic stop on Saturday, April 25, and booked into the Gwinnett County Jail.  According to the arrest report, he also has outstanding warrants through the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Update:

Gwinnett County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating Speedy Gonzalez, 35, Buford, the suspect identified in checks that were stolen from a mailbox at a Suwanee home in January. Gonzalez has been charged with 1 count of Forgery, 2 counts of Identity Fraud, and 3 counts of Theft by Deception.  His current whereabouts are unknown.  GCPD is urging Gonzalez to turn himself into the Gwinnett County Jail.

Tipsters with information about his whereabouts can call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477Update:

Update:

Within 15 minutes of the first release, Gwinnett County Police Department had a preliminary ID on the suspect. Once the suspect is charged, his identity will be given.

Initial story

GWINNETT COUNTY: Gwinnett County Police department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect after checks were stolen from the mailbox at a Suwanee home resulting in the victim being hit with more than $3,000 in forgeries.

According to a press release from GCPF, a man reported that he had some checks stolen from his mailbox on Lake Haven Way on Jan. 21. The checks were supposed to be picked up by the USPS and mailed to their intended recipients. The following day, an unknown suspect visited the Home Depot on Stone Mountain Highway and made a purchase of over $3,000. He then returned the purchased items for cash.

The lead detective on the case is hoping someone in the community recognizes the suspect and calls in with tips.

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.stopcrimeATL.com.  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.  Case Number:  20-008850

According to the USPS, to protect against identity theft, they suggest placing outgoing mail in a USPS collection box or hand-delivering it at your local POST Office.

 

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