The following Dacula, Buford and other northern Gwinnett County criminal incidents were recently investigated by the Gwinnett County Police Department:
According to the business manager, the thief or thieves cut through a fence surrounding the building before hammering and prying open a door lock to gain access to the building. Several copper ground wires were cut loose and a jumper cable was severed, rendering it unusable. The manager estimated 15 feet of copper ground wire valued at $100 was taken. The cost to repair the fence, jumper cable and lock was estimated to be $700.
MORE THAN $3,100 IN CHARGES MADE USING STOLEN CARDS: A thief or thieves managed to make more than $3,100 in purchases using credit and debit cards stolen during a May 31 car break-in at the Golden Corral on Buford Drive near I-985. The complainant advised the rear window of his 2013 Acura MDX was smashed and a $1,300 Goyard tote bag taken during the hour he and his companion were inside the restaurant. A Prada wallet valued at $500, a Ferragmo key wallet valued at $350 and miscellaneous makeup items with an estimated value of $300 were also taken. The thief or thieves successfully completed at least five transactions before the report was filed. Three of the transactions were made at Macy's at the Mall of Georgia. The case is listed as active.
WINDOW SHATTERED AFTER PURSE LEFT IN PLAIN VIEW: A Cumming man contacted Gwinnett County Police after discovering his truck window had been smashed during a May 31 visit to a Dacula shopping center. The man said he parked behind the center, located in the 1100 block of Auburn Road, at 3:30 p.m. When he returned to his vehicle three hours later, the passenger side front window was shattered and a purse, which had been left in plain view on the front passenger floorboard, was missing. There are no known witnesses and no surveillance footage of the incident.
VEHICLE BROKEN INTO AT PARK AND RIDE LOT: A Buford woman returned from a June 1 outing with friends to discover the rear driver's side window of her 2010 Ford Focus had been smashed. The woman said she parked the vehicle at the Buford Drive and I-985 park and ride lot at 8 a.m. When she returned at 11:15 p.m., she discovered the broken window and realized her GPS, a pack of cigarettes and miscellaneous paperwork had been taken. There are no known witnesses.
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