Man charged with stealing from Home Depot
•LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville man was arrested Monday and charged with stealing from the 875 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road Home Depot store.
Mark Thomas Griffiths, 45, of 1350 Compton Woods Drive admitted to a store loss prevention employee that he made returns to the store using stolen receipts and items he did not purchase.
According to a police report, Griffiths was seen by a store loss prevention officer taking a vent cover and screw set from the store, as well as a number of pieces of molding and returning the items for cash.
Griffiths told loss prevention he gathered receipts from the garbage outside the store, gathered the items on the receipt and returned them for cash.
Store loss prevention contacted police and Griffiths was arrested and transported to the Gwinnett County Jail.
The loss prevention officer told police this was not the only time Griffiths had returned in this way.
Both incidents were recorded by store video surveillance.
Car stolen from collision center parking lot
•DULUTH - Investigators continue to work to determine who stole a car from Duluth Classic Collision located at 3507 Old Norcross Road on Monday.
According to a police report, a 2001 Silver Cadillac was taken from the business after the vehicle was serviced and parked in the parking lot waiting to be detailed.
The manager of the collision center told police the keys were hung on a board near where the vehicle was parked.
Employees noticed the keys were missing when they were ready to retrieve the car for detailing.
The manager is unsure how the car was removed from the lot. He told police he did not see the vehicle being taken.
Electronics stolen from apartment
•LILBURN - A Lilburn woman arrived home Monday to find the door to her apartment unlocked and items missing from her home.
According to a police report, nearly $1,600 worth of electronics were taken from her Brentwood Downs apartment, including a laptop computer and digital camera.
She told police the patio door to the apartment was also left open.
Bathroom sink, toilet missing from vacant home
•LAWRENCEVILLE - While inspecting a home on 1605 Brook Pointe Court in Lawrenceville on Monday, a representative of Coldwell Bankers noticed several appliances and fixtures missing from the residence.
According to a police report, several household items such as a microwave, bathroom sink and toilet were removed from the vacant home.
The representative told police the original homeowners, who moved out of the residence in May, may have taken the items from the home without permission.
- From staff reports