Deputies: Man steals iPhone, cash inside courthouse

LAWRENCEVILLE -- The presence of several Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office deputies didn't deter an alleged theft at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center last week.

A woman reported that her iPhone, cash and a car key were stolen from the security station conveyer belt as she entered the courthouse on Thursday. The car key was found near the parking lot outside the courthouse, and returned to the victim shortly after the alleged incident. Sheriff's Office deputies arrested Gerard Samuel England, of Lilburn, and he was booked in the Gwinnett jail on Monday on two counts of theft by taking.

England was arrested at his home on Monday, and Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Shannon Volkodav said the iPhone and cash were returned to the victim.