Sherwin Williams Hamilton Mill Road
Sherwin Williams Hamilton Mill Road
Sherwin Williams located at 2786 Hamilton Mill Road in unincorporated Buford.  Special Photo

BUFORD — An officer with the Gwinnett County Police Department responded to a “glass break” alarm at a local business along Hamilton Mill Road.

An officer arrived at the Sherwin Williams store located at 2786 Hamilton Mill Rd. in unincorporated Buford on January 22, 2020, at approximately 3:30 a.m. after receiving an alarm system call for glass breaking. Fourteen days before this burglary, a retired deputy was murdered next door at the O’Reilly Auto Parts store.

The officer scanned the exterior of the store and noticed a side door of the building had been pried open.  There was red paint on the door from the tool used to pry open the door. An exterior camera near the door had been tilted upwards as to not capture anything at that door.

After the business was checked out and no suspects were found, the business keyholder was called to the scene.  The keyholder arrived and informed the officer that three paint sprayers valued at a total of $4,700 were taken.

At the time that the report for this incident was taken, the security camera footage was not able to be retrieved.  No suspect information was available.

— Staff Reports

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