The following Dacula, Buford and other northern Gwinnett County criminal incidents were recently investigated by the Gwinnett County Police Department:
"Rocca advised he would give me one million dollars if I let him go," the officer noted in the report. "When I told him no, he offered me 'one thousand dollars, right now' if I let him go. When I told him no again, he made a last offer of five thousand dollars. I again said no."
Rocca, the report stated, then said the officer was "heartless" and that God would have his soul. Rocca also called the officer a "piece of [expletive deleted]," but, the officer wrote, "He did apologize for that last remark to me."
Rocca was released the next morning on his own recognizance.
LOCK PUNCHED: A North Carolina man reported two laptops and an iPhone 5 stolen out of the trunk of his rental vehicle during a May 3 visit to the Mall of Georgia in Buford. The thief or thieves gained access to the 2012 Chevrolet Impala by punching the door lock on the driver's door. The total estimated value of the stolen property is $3,100.
CAMARO STOLEN FROM DEALERSHIP: Surveillance cameras captured the May 5 theft of a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro out of the parking lot of a Buford car dealership. According to a Shad Mitsubishi employee, a truck had been parked across the entrance to the lot to prevent access during the hours the business is closed. Video footage of the incident shows two males crouch near the truck and place unidentified items under the vehicle. A short time later, the two males are shown pushing the truck away from the entrance. One of the men then ran to the Camaro as another man ran to the side of the business. Approximately four minutes later, the man returns and pulls what appears to be a key from his back pocket and enters the vehicle. The man then drove the Camaro off the lot. The dealership employee indicated the key to the Camaro was still in their possession and they did not know what key had been used to take the vehicle. The case is listed as active.
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