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Posted: 6:58 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012
By Kerry Kavanaugh
LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. —
Gwinnett County police are trying to track down the owners of stolen property. Police busted one member of a three-man crew tied to at least seven brazen burglaries this month. Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh got a look at what police found, including rings, watches and electronics. Police said they found all of the stolen property inside a burglary suspect's vehicle. Now they are trying to return it to the rightful owners. "Anything that was readily available, that they thought was of value, they took it and left with it," said Cpl. Ed Ritter, with the Gwinnett County Police Department. Ritter said just this month, they have tied the same crew to seven burglaries in Dacula, Snellville, Lawrenceville and Buford. "One of the guys got out and knocked on my neighbor's door and the two went to the back of this house right here," said concerned neighbor Maritza Yarbrough. She says she saw the men burglarizing her Dacula neighbor's home earlier this month. Thursday, police showed Kavanaugh home surveillance video of another burglary that's nearly identical. Police said the green SUV shown in the surveillance video is the same one that officers found all the loot in. "It definitely makes me think twice about being here alone because it could have easily been us, two houses away," Yarbrough said. Police said during one of the burglaries the suspects stole a gun. Police also found it in the SUV but have to destroy it because the crooks scratched off the serial number. Police arrested the suspect driving that SUV, but asked us to hold off identifying him as they continue the investigation to find his cohorts. They said it should be easy to identify at least one other suspect because he injured himself and left a lot of blood behind in one of the homes. If you recognize the property call Gwinnett County police at 770-513-5100.
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