Gwinnett County Police are investigating an April 9 armed robbery which took place in the Apalachee Plantation subdivision in Dacula.
At approximately 5:30 a.m., an off duty officer notified dispatch he was out with two suspicious males on Mountain Fort Way. The officer advised a third male had fled on foot. Once backup officers arrived, a male was found hiding under a car and another was located hiding in the woods. All of the males gave a similar account of having been at a party when two males entered the home demanding drugs.
"All of these males stated that they had fled the house when this happened, which is why police located them down the street," the officer wrote.
Police went to the home where the party had taken place and interviewed an 18-year-old resident who said he had invited several people over for a party while his parents were out of the country on vacation.
The teen said someone knocked on the door and, when he answered it, two males dressed in dark clothing wearing bandanas over their faces forced their way into the home. One of the males, according to the witnesses, had a silver semi-automatic handgun. The two males reportedly demanded drugs before leaving in a black sport utility vehicle.
One of the party guests advised his drug supplier had stopped by the party earlier. The guest said he bought marijuana from the drug supplier who had arrived at the house in a black sport utility vehicle.
Another guest said one of the males stole his iPhone. When he used the "Find my iPhone app," the app indicated the phone was in the vicinity of Mill Creek High School. An officer reviewed surveillance footage from a gas station near the high school and observed a black sport utility vehicle pull into the parking lot during the same time frame the stolen iPhone was located on the app.
The case is listed as active.
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