NORCROSS -- Gwinnett County police are looking for an alleged burglar that was, for all intents and purposes, foiled after he left his car running in the driveway of his victim Tuesday -- but the indiscretions didn't stop there.
The burglar, identified as 34-year-old Trevor Jones, left his vehicle running in the driveway of a home on the 4900 block of Riverlake Drive in Norcross, police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith said. Jones was still inside when the homeowner arrived at the scene at about 9 a.m.
Thinking quickly, she snatched the keys and Jones' wallet from the car before going back up the street to call police. Before authorities arrived, the victim saw Jones put several things from the house in his car and flee on foot, Smith said.
Several officers and a police helicopter joined in a manhunt, but attempts at locating the suspect were unsuccessful. Later that afternoon, however, a resident that lives about 1,000 feet down the street came home to a strange scene.
Jones apparently went swimming in one of "a number of small lakes" nearby while avoiding police, then entered the second home to hide, Smith said. The suspect left puddles of water and his own wet clothes inside the residence, as well as a pair of more telltale signs.
Jones allegedly left a camera stolen from the first home inside the second, and logged into his Facebook account and left it up.
Despite Jones' best efforts, he has not yet been taken into custody. Already on parole for burglary, police have issued arrest warrants on burglary and trespassing charges.
Anyone with information on Jones or Tuesday's alleged crimes is asked to call detectives at 770-513-5300. Anyone with information on his current whereabouts is asked to call 911.