(Lawrenceville, Ga., March 15, 2020) – The Gwinnett County Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a serial shoplifting suspect who has stolen from multiple Harbor Freight stores over the past 14 months.  Jared Pierce has targeted Harbor Freight stores across the Atlanta area and has stolen thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from the same stores on several occasions.

Pierce targets welders, plasma cutters, and generators during his thefts.  Pierce struck another store yesterday in Lawrenceville.  During that incident, he loaded up a dolly full of welders and walked right past an employee who tried to stop him as he fled.  Pierce has active warrants, and the police department believes he is avoiding arrest.

Pierce is 6’02 and approximately 245 pounds.  He has long dread locks that he often pulls back, and he walks with a distinct limp.  He has been known to use multiple vehicles during his thefts.  Detectives believe that Pierce will continue to steal from Harbor Freight stores until he is located and arrested. 

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:  21-019829 

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