- The Dacula man returned home after being away for four hours to find his Hamilton Mill residence had been burglarized.
- The man said more than 40 items were taken during the burglary.
- The burglar or burglars made entry through a rear window of the home.
Guitars, electronics, jewelry and even loose change were among the items taken during a March 31 burglary in the Hamilton Mill subdivision in Dacula.
The Ridgemill Circle resident said he left his home at approximately 8:45 a.m. Monday morning and returned four hours later to find his home had been burglarized. In an interview with NGwinnett.com, the resident indicated the burglar or burglars had opened drawers, thrown back covers, lifted seat cushions and searched closets.
"They went through the whole house," he said.
Entry into the home was made through a back window. The resident believes the burglar or burglars may have left the property by climbing over his backyard fence which backs up to Jim Moore Road. The resident discovered broken tree limbs and displaced pine straw in that area. The resident also noticed small cracks in other windows that he believes may have been from a previous attempt.
In total, more than 40 different items were removed from the home. While many of the items were easily portable, some, such as the small safe which was taken out of his bedroom closet, were not. The value of the stolen items is estimated to be in excess of $12,000.
Police spoke with several neighbors, none of whom had seen anything out of the ordinary. The case is listed as active.
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