A thief or thieves have been visiting area parks looking for unattended valuables in vehicles. In addition to the car break-ins reported on June 18 at Dacula Park and the Fence Road side of Little Mulberry Park, there were two other car break-ins reported between June 18 and June 19.
On June 18, an Auburn woman contacted Gwinnett County Police after her 2004 Ford Expedition was broken into during a visit to Duncan Creek Park. The woman said she brought her children to the park for a picnic at noon. When she returned to her vehicle 45 minutes later, the rear passenger side window was smashed. The woman's purse was missing, but her wallet, which was in another bag, was not taken.
Due to the fact the purses stolen in the Dacula Park car break-ins had been located in a trash can at Little Mulberry Park, officers searched nearby trash cans and dumpsters, but did not locate the woman's purse.
In addition to the car break-ins at Dacula area parks, police are also investigating three June 16 car break-ins at Gary Pirkle Park in Sugar Hill.
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