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Man charged with stealing softball gear

LILBURN - Gwinnett County school police arrested a man Wednesday in connection with a Monday morning burglary of Parkview High School's softball concession stand in which $69,000 in softball equipment was stolen.

The man, who is not a student, was arrested on a theft by receiving charge, school officials said.

Sloan Roach, Gwinnett County Public Schools spokeswoman, said she did not have any information about the man's identity because the final police report had not been completed. Roach said she did not expect the report to be completed Thursday.

School police also recovered Wednesday about $4,000 in equipment, which will be returned to the school, Roach said.

"That will be very helpful to the program," Roach said. "Obviously, (the theft) was a hit to the program."

The burglary happened between 2 and 4 a.m. Monday, Roach said. The locks to the metal pull-down gate on the concession stand were cut, she said.

Stolen equipment included gloves, helmets, cleats, bats and softball accessories, Roach said.

A surveillance video caught an image of the suspect's vehicle, an older model, two-tone Chevrolet pickup truck, Roach said.

Roach said she did not know how many people were suspected of taking part in the burglary, which school police are still investigating.