Police and fire briefs

Home robbed,

valuables missing

•LAWRENCEVILLE - Two 15-year-old girls told police they arrived home Monday after school to their apartment to find missing items and a ransacked home.

The girls told police they saw a man walking from the entrance of the Richmond on the Fairway apartment complex, wearing a jacket that appeared to belong to one of the victims.

The door to the apartment and the back sliding glass door had been forced open, and various clothing items were missing from the residence, according to a police report.

The girls described two unknown black men leaving the apartment complex in a green Pontiac Grand Prix to police.

The victims told police they saw the men with some of their belongings and believed they were the ones who broke into their home.

Lingerie stolen

from Mall of Ga.

•BUFORD - Nearly $3,000 worth of lingerie was allegedly stolen from a Victoria's Secret store at the Mall of Georgia on Sunday.

A store employee said she noticed two Hispanic women and one Hispanic man enter the store carrying large shopping bags.

According to a police report, the three stuffed numerous bras into their bags and proceeded to leave the store without paying for the items.

The clerk told police she tried to stop the suspects but was unable to keep them from fleeing the store.

The woman told police she had seen the same three suspects in the store in the past and they had taken merchandise from the store before.

Men arrested,

face multiple charges

•TUCKER - Two Norcross men were arrested Monday and are facing multiple charges.

Ivan Diaz-Sanchez, 21, of 611 Hunts Club Run, was arrested after allegedly attempting to break into an 18-year-old woman's home while yelling threats to hurt or kill her.

Diaz-Sanchez was charged with threatening the woman, criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.

The second suspect, Manuel Sanchez-Mendez, 29, of 1333 Spiral Lane, was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.

According to a police report, the woman said the two men began trying to enter her home by beating on the front and back doors of her house.

Police arrived at the victim's Tucker residence on Osceola Court and arrested the suspects. Police believe Diaz-Sanchez and Sanchez-Mendez were intoxicated at the time of arrest. As of press time Friday, both men remained at the Gwinnett County jail.

Fire in dryer

•LILBURN - Gwinnett County firefighters responded to a small fire at 5:13 p.m. Friday in a building behind the Hyderabad House Restaurant, 4095 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn.

Crews quickly extinguished a fire in a clothes dryer and removed smoke from the building, said Lt. Thomas Rutledge, the fire department's spokesman. The fire was contained to the dryer.

No injuries were reported.

- From staff reports