2 charged in medical burglaries

BRASELTON - Police have arrested two Flowery Branch men on charges they smashed their way into two Braselton medical offices last week, lifting thousands in medications and equipment.

Their two accomplices remain at large, police said.

Police charged Carlos Lopez, 20, and Kaleb Holloway, 19, with burglary in the alleged Dec. 10 smash-and-grabs.

Police said the suspects were accompanied by two others that night when they hit separate Braselton offices housing Guilford Immediate Care, a non-emergency clinic with locations in North Georgia.

The alleged thieves smashed through glass door panels and swiped an undisclosed amount of Lortab pills and other medications, a computer system, six flat-screen televisions and cash, said Braselton police Detective Sgt. J.D. Gille.

Lortab is a potent blend of hydrocodone and acetaminophen used to treat moderate to severe pain.

It was apparently unbeknownst to the alleged crooks that their actions were captured on video in both locations.

"The video footage assisted in the arrest," Gille said.

An investigation continues to locate and capture the two remaining suspects, he said.

Police urge anyone with information to call the Braselton Police Department at 706-658-2852.