String of Auto Thefts Reported on Northbelt Parkway
Inside the Police Reports: At least eight vehicles were reportedly broken into at several businesses along Northbelt Parkway and Jimmy Carter Boulevard in the city of Norcross earlier this month.
At least eight entering auto incidents were reported at several businesses off Northbelt Parkway and Jimmy Carter Boulevard earlier this month, resulting in suspects breaking windows and taking off with cash, a camera and more.
According to Norcross Police reports, the incidents were reported on the morning of Jan. 11 and 14 on the 6100 and 6000 blocks of Northbelt and the 6500 and 6100 blocks of Jimmy Carter.
On Northbelt, officers observed two sedans and three vans broken into at different businesses on the earlier date. The victims of one of the sedans told police that he had parked his vehicle at 6095 Northbelt Dr. while he attended church services, which was when the entering occurred.
He didn't notice any damage to his car, but the suspect got away with a bottle of cologne.
The other sedan and one of the vans were parked at Zerorez, a business at 6145 Northbelt Pkwy. The trunk of a Honda Accord appeared to have been pried open, and sometime between 8 p.m. Jan. 10 and 7 a.m. that day, someone broke into one of Zerorez' trucks and a took a camera worth $800.
At the same address but in front of the suite for Univita Health of Georgia, a white van had three broken windows. An employee told police that a Garmin GPS and BlackBerry were missing, but the two items were found in a yellow bag next to the van. A small cardboard box, two tire irons and a flashlight were next to the bag, too.
Inside the van, the employee found an unfamiliar lock, which was turned over to police.
A vehicle from another company had a smashed passenger window, too. The business manager was unable to determine if anything was stolen, but it's believed that the suspect tried to steal the truck by breaking into the steering column in an attempt to hotwire it.
On Jimmy Carter, CSI Kitchen and Bath Studio reported that a van parked on its property had been broken into in the span of one hour that Friday. The door's lock appeared to have been tampered with because his key would not work in the door, according to the victim. Cash had been stolen from the vehicle.
A few days later on Monday, Jan. 14, two similar auto incidents were reported, also off Jimmy Carter. While passing by KT Silk Flowers, a police officer noticed the passenger side window of a box truck had been smashed. When he confronted the business owner, the victim said nothing appeared to be stolen.
In a separate incident, an employee of Salon and Spa Equipment told police that one of the company's vans parked out front had been broken into. The left rear window had been busted, but the employee said she didn't see anything missing.
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