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UPDATE: (Lawrenceville, GA., Sept 9, 2023) – On August 24, officers assigned to the East Precinct Community Response Team identified the suspect as John Casey Rooks (age 37, Lawrenceville). Rooks is currently incarcerated at Gwinnett County Jail on other non-related charges. Rooks was charged with Felony Theft by Shoplifting.


ORIGINAL: (Lawrenceville, Ga., May 15, 2023) – The Gwinnett County Police Department is working to identify a male who stole a watch worth several thousand dollars from a local jewelry store.

On May 9, 2023, the male is seen on surveillance camera entering Kay Jewelers at the Sugarloaf Mills Mall (5900 Sugarloaf Parkway), trying on a watch, and then running out of the store with the watch without paying. The watch is valued at $2,000.

Detectives need the public’s help in identifying the male suspect.  He is described as a white male, tall and slim, with a beard, a Lakers logo white jersey with the number 6, a tan bucket hat, white or tan pants, and gray sneakers.

If anyone has any information about this case, please contact GCPD detectives at 770.513.5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Atlanta 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.                                                                                        


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