Gwinnett County police are searching for two men believed to be responsible for a string of gas station burglaries across the county.
The duo has broken into at least eight businesses since June, police said, with the latest break-in occurring early Monday at a Chevron gas station on Lawrenceville Highway.
Most of the stores were broken into overnight, Gwinnett police reports show. In most cases, the men appear to be searching for cash and cartons of cigarettes.
The spree began June 23 at an Exxon Mobile on Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville, authorities said.
Surveillance footage in that case showed one man using a sledgehammer to force his way through a glass door, police said.
In just four minutes, the masked man managed to take about $14,500 in cash and another $5,000 worth of cigarettes, according to the police report. Before police arrived, he drove off in what appears to be a dark-colored SUV or crossover.
The suspects also used another vehicle in some of the break-ins, authorities said, and police are searching for a gray Honda Odyssey minivan with Georgia tag PFP6123.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Gwinnett detectives at 770-513-5300. Tipsters may choose to remain anonymous and still receive a cash reward by contacting CrimeStoppers at 404-577-8477 or online at www.StopCrimeATL.com.
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