Gwinnett County Police are investigating several car break-ins that occurred on Jan. 12 at the Mall of Georgia.
In one of the incidents, a Louisiana woman said she parked her car at the mall at approximately 5:20 p.m. When she returned just over an hour later, she discovered her MacBook Pro, iPod Touch, Nikon camera, iPad, jewelry and Nokia cell phone were missing. The woman said one of the back doors to the car was unlocked when she got to the vehicle. The total value of the stolen items was estimated to be $3,000.
In another incident, a Toccoa man said his Droid phone, valued at $600, and his Barrett 9 mm handgun, valued at $700, were taken out of his vehicle. One of the doors to his 2003 Ford Excursion had been pried open according to the police report.
A Winder man also reported a gun stolen in a similar break-in. The man said he parked his truck at Haverty’s at around 4 p.m. When he returned two hours later, he discovered that the door to his 2001 Ford F150 had been pried open. The police report indicated the perpetrator used an unknown tool to pry the door handle just below the lock. Chipped paint was the only visible damage. A .40 caliber firearm, pioneer radio, iPod Touch and a welding hood were taken. The total value of the stolen property was listed as $5,350.
In a fourth incident, a Snellville woman left her vehicle unlocked while she shopped. When she returned to the vehicle, she discovered a backpack containing several textbooks was missing.
All four cases are listed as active.
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