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Gwinnett police are trying to identify these two thieves, who are accused of breaking into a woman’s car by removing part of her door handle to get inside then stealing her wallet.

Two local thieves recently got creative when breaking into a woman’s car by removing part of her door handle to get inside, then stealing her wallet.

Late last month, Gwinnett County Police Department officers responded to West Gwinnett Park in unincorporated Norcross after a woman called to report her credit cards had been used and cash stolen, an incident report said.

“There was damage to the front driver’s side door handle,” the report said. “A section of the door handle had been removed, exposing a lever which allowed the door to be opened with a key.”

Once inside, the suspects stole the victim’s wallet, which had $500 cash in it, as well as credit cards. They then used the credit cards at Target on Holcomb Bridge Road, the report said.

The first suspect is described as a black man wearing a black hat, black T-shirt and black pants with tattoos on his left forearm. The second suspect is described as a black man wearing a blue hat, white T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters can contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit stopcrimeatl.com.

Tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. The case number is 19-048159.

Crime Reporter

Isabel is a crime and health reporter for the Gwinnett Daily Post. She graduated from Emory University in 2016 with a B.A. in international studies. She is originally from the Boston area.

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