As of Thursday, June 20, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
DACULA -- As an off-duty Barrow County Sheriff's officer drove past a Monkey Joe's early Wednesday morning, he didn't notice any bouncing, sliding, or jumping. Just a man rolling a safe across the parking lot in an office chair.
The alleged incident happened at about 4 a.m. Wednesday, Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Jake Smith said. The white male suspect had a small safe, but after the Barrow officer called Gwinnett police, the man wearing a mask escaped into nearby woods and away from officers and a K-9 unit.
Smith said he wasn't sure of any damage to the Monkey Joe's, or a nearby Little Caesar's restaurant, which was the suspect's first target, but its safe was too large to move.
Smith said investigators didn't immediately know if the suspect left in a vehicle, but, "we think he probably lives close by."