Thieves Swipe Purse While Woman Pumps Gas

Thieves Swipe Purse While Woman Pumps Gas

NORCROSS, GA — The Gwinnett County Police Department West Precinct needs the public’s help in identifying the suspects responsible for several cases of thieves illegally entering cars that occurred in Norcross earlier this week.

Police said it appears the crimes occurred Tuesday, March 27, between 11:30 a.m. and around 3 p.m. at Jimmy Carter Boulevard, Crescent Drive, Dawson Boulevard, and Live Oak Parkway. In some of the cases, the victims or witnesses reported seeing three men in a silver Infiniti G35 with a paper license plate.

Though most of the vehicles were unattended during the thefts, one vehicle was entered while a woman was pumping gas at a local gas station. In the video, the suspects are seen pulling up beside her vehicle in an adjacent pump. While the woman has her back turned momentarily, the driver in the suspect vehicle walks over to her car, opens up the driver’s side door and steals her purse from inside.

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Earlier this week, there was another entering auto case in unincorporated Duluth involving a different suspect vehicle description. Police say it’s not yet known if these two series are linked, but they urge members of the community to come forward with tips so they can put a stop to these thefts. (Click here to access the prior incidents.)

If anyone has any information to share in this case, contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Case Numbers: 18-028345, 18-038368, 18-028369, 18-028385, 18-028388, 18-028404, 18-028446, 18-028461, 18-028331, 18-028352, 18-028353, 18-028372

Photos courtesy Gwinnett County Police Department

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