Cops: Burglar takes empty box, leaves blood behind at Gwinnett store

Gwinnett County police are searching for a man who broke into a T-Mobile store and left with a empty box.

Around 3:45 a.m. on Nov. 23. the suspect smashed a window in order to enter the business on Grayson Highway in Lawrenceville. The break-in was caught on surveillance footage.

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The suspect first tried to take a fake display phone, but was unable to remove it, police said. He then tried to open a safe, but was not successful, according to police.

The suspect then picked up a box and left the store through a back door. The store’s owner later told police that the box the alleged burglar took was empty.

When police investigated the break-in, they found blood on the floor in the the main sales area and a back room; they believe it is the suspect’s blood. Lab results related to the blood have not come back yet, police said.

The suspect was described as a man between the ages of 18 and 25. He was wearing a black hoodie, black jogging pants, gray socks and black sandals.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Gwinnett County detectives at 770-513-5300 or Crime Stoppers at 404-577-8477. Crime Stoppers tips may be rewarded with up to $2,000 if they lead to an arrest or indictment.

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