North Fulton parolee accused of stealing used cars from Roswell dealership

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Fulton County Sheriff's Office

A Roswell man with a lengthy rap sheet is back behind bars after police said he broke into a shuttered used car dealership and stole several high-end vehicles.

Police arrested 34-year-old George Andrew Wells on Thursday in connection with the April 9 break-in, Roswell police spokesman Lt. Noah Caplan said.

Wells, who was already on parole for a string of theft and burglary offenses, now faces two more counts of theft by taking, one count of theft by receiving stolen property, second-degree burglary and a parole violation, Fulton County Jail records show.

According to police, Wells broke into the Roswell Auto Sales on Alpharetta Street and took seven vehicles, including several BMWs and a Mercedes-Benz.

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The used car dealership had been closed for five days amid the coronavirus pandemic, employee J.R. Hernandez told Channel 2 Action News this week.

When he returned to work, he realized several vehicles had been driven off the lot.

“I opened the door, and pretty much the office was turned upside down,” he said.

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

In addition to the cars and keys, several car titles, computers, cellphones and even a couple of pairs of sunglasses were missing, Hernandez said.

One of the vehicles was equipped with GPS, and Roswell police were able to track three of the cars to a home on Keans Court nearly eight miles away, previously reported.

“Our officers and detectives responded and a search warrant was executed,” Caplan said. “A total of three of the seven vehicles were located at that address.”

According to Georgia Department of Corrections records, Wells served two stints in prison, one from February 2013 through August 2014, and the second from October 2017 until January 2019. He has convictions in Douglas, Fulton, Cobb and Gwinnett counties, records show.

Credit: Georgia Department of Corrections

Credit: Georgia Department of Corrections

Wells remains held at the Fulton County Jail without bond for his latest charges. Roswell police said additional arrests are possible in the case.

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