HOSCHTON — Officers respond to a business alarm call at a local convenience store down the road from Mill Creek High School.
The alarm call came into Gwinnett County Police Department dispatch on Tuesday, May 19 just before 3 a.m. for the Quick Pick Mart located at 4185 Braselton Highway in Hoschton. The first officer on the scene observed visible signs of forced entry into the store. A K-9 officer arrived not long afterward and cleared the building of any suspects.
The officer was then able to access the interior of the store where he noticed rolls of quarters and tobacco products had been moved. A drawer containing lottery tickets had been broken open as well.
Once the owner of the convenience store arrived, he was able to pull up security footage for police. In the security footage, a gray Infiniti backed into the front parking stall. Three suspects got out and proceeded to break the glass on the front door with a hammer.
The video showed the three male suspects take rolls of pennies worth $25 and they stole $50 cash from the two register drawers. The suspects also took off with two cartons of Newport cigarettes worth approximately $120.
The three male suspects all wore masks, hoodies, and pants. Two of the suspects were black males while one was a white male. One suspect had on blue sweatpants with white lines. This particular suspect could be seen in the video with a handgun in his possession.
The suspects left the scene in the gray Infiniti. The car had a temporary license plate but due to the low quality of the video, the plate number could not be determined.
If you have any information about either of the crimes mentioned in this article, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org.
— Staff Reports