Fundraiser money reportedly stolen from soccer club

LILBURN -- Police are looking for leads in an entering auto case over the weekend, which left a local soccer club short more than $2,400 in funds recently donated to the organization.

According to Capt. Thomas Bardugon with Lilburn Police the incident is still under investigation.

An incident report from the police department stated that officials arrived about 5 p.m. Sunday at Oyster Barn on Beaver Ruin Road, where a witness claimed to have seen a person wearing a motorcycle helmet smash the window of a vehicle belonging to a Gwinnett Soccer Association coach.

The responding officer spoke with Michael Samnik, owner of the 2011 Chevy Silverado. The report stated that the back passenger window of the vehicle had been shattered. "Mr. Samnik was having a fundraiser earlier in the day .. .for his GSA soccer team he coaches. Mr. Samnik told me all the money from the day and the day before was inside the truck."

Samnik estimated it to be more than $2,400 in cash.

A witness said she saw a male wearing all black and wearing a black motorcycle helmet with a mirror face mask looking into Samnik's vehicle and another, which was also broken into (without anything being reported stolen).

The witness told police that "after the male busted both windows, he jumped on a black sport bike" and left.

According to its website, the Gwinnett Soccer Association is a nonprofit corporation "dedicated to the promotion and development of soccer in and around Gwinnett County."


Bruce 2 years, 2 months ago

Smells like an inside job. It is too much of a coincidence for a specific vehicle, at a specific time, to be broken into.


dman 2 years, 2 months ago

and, why in the world did they not take it home or to the bank (ATM deposit) before going out to EAT and DRINK!...Come on, Man...


Motor76 2 years, 2 months ago

HA,,,Oyster Barn? Sounds like a great place to pick up a food born illness.


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