Vehicle Break-In Caught on Personal Dash Camera

(Duluth, Georgia)  A personally-owned dash camera captured a man breaking into and stealing a purse from an SUV in the Duluth area. On Sunday, February 16, at about 1:40pm, an unknown male suspect parked his dark-colored Honda near a Ford SUV in the parking lot at 3850 Venture Drive in unincorporated Duluth.  After utilizing a tool to manipulate the lock, the suspect entered the victim’s vehicle and sat in the driver’s seat.  He stole a white purse and its contents.

What the suspect didn’t know was that the entire crime was captured on the personally-owned dash camera mounted in the SUV.  The forward and rear-facing cameras captured the suspect’s vehicle and clear images of the suspect himself.

The lead detective assigned to the case is asking the public to view the photos and/or video and to call in with tips about the suspect’s identity.  The suspect is described as a Hispanic male with a short-trimmed beard and black hair.  He was wearing a grey jacket, grey sweatpants, black and white sneakers, and a blacked-out Atlanta Braves ball cap with a reflective sticker on the bill.

If anyone has any information to share in this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770-513-5300.  To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.  Case Number:  20-014971  


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