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Suspect Takes Peace Lanyard, Leaves Car Keys in String of Vehicle Thefts

Four car thefts were reported at a single address inside a Lawrenceville subdivision.

Multiple vehicles, all left unlocked overnight, were broken into during the early morning hours of Oct. 4 in the 700 block of Meadowsong Circle.

Three separate Gwinnett County Police reports were filed in this string of car thefts and in each case, the victim reported items missing from their vehicles.

A male victim reported to police that sometime between the hours of 2:15 a.m. and 6 a.m. an unknown suspect entered his unlocked vehicle and removed several items that were left inside. Missing items included an Apple iPhone4, a black wall charger and a mesh Jansport backpack.

In a second report, a female victim reported that her husband's vehicle had been broken into, however the only item missing was some change. The victim in this case reported that the vehicle's glove box and center console were rummaged through and items had been tossed around inside the car. An additional car parked in the driveway was also broken into and items were left scattered inside that vehicle as well. The owner of the second car reported that change and an antique silver bracelet with hearts on it were missing from her vehicle.

The fourth victim in this string of car thefts reported to police that her car had also been entered by an unknown suspect. The items reported missing in this report were some change and a black lanyard with colored peace symbols. The lanyard had the key to the car attached, however the suspect appeared to have removed the key and left it in the vehicle prior to escaping with the lanyard.

StormyHeather October 10, 2012 at 03:37 PM
That is why you should ALWAYS lock your car AND remove any valuables. Also, out of sight, out of mind. If the Bad Guy can't see it, he most likely won't break in. These were crimes of opportunity. We had the same thing in our neighborhood a few years ago. The only cars hit, were those that were unlocked. LOCK YOUR CARS!

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