Tips sought to catch Snellville gas station burglar

SNELLVILLE -- Police are seeking public tips to catch a Snellville gas station burglar who reportedly made off with beer and a tobacco grinder.

The burglar was caught on tape after forcing entry through a window at a Shell Station in the 1900 block of U.S. Highway 78 in Snellville at about 12:30 a.m. Monday, police said. The business was closed at the time.

Snellville police Detective Laura Steele said the only items identified as missing are beer and the tobacco grinder -- worth about $15 total. The suspect tried but failed to open a cash register, which contained no money, Steele said.

Police describe the suspect as a light-skinned black, mixed race or Hispanic male, with a large stud earring in the upper portion of his left ear. He was wearing a large cross on a necklace at the time.

Anyone with information is urged to call the Snellville Police Department at 770-985-3555 or Detective Laura Steele at 770-985-7213.


Motor76 2 years, 8 months ago

When I was a teenager living in Snellville in the late 70s this would have been BIG news...Shame is it's just "no hum" another felony. The town is going to the dogs. (and criminal thugs)


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