mostlycloudy
Monday May 4th, 2015 2:19PM

Police look for trio in Verizon store break-ins

By Staff
WINDER - Authorities think two Verizon store burglaries - one in Winder and one in Madison - probably were committed by the same trio of thieves.

Winder Police Department spokesman Officer Chris Cooper said the break-in at the store on East May Street in Winder occurred around 5:20 a.m. on Monday, February 17. He said those responsible had forced their way into the store and grabbed a quantity of electronics.

"It was basically a smash and grab type situation," said Cooper. He said authorities were not giving a dollar amount on the stolen merchandise, saying only it was "considerable amount."

Cooper said based on surveillance footage provide by the store owner, three suspects are responsible for the break-in.

"[It showed] three black male suspects entering the store. They were all three wearing hooded sweatshirts, each of a different color," said Cooper.

One of the men was wearing a white or light grey hooded sweatshirt with a black face mask and black pants; the second was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with the word "purgatory" across the back shoulder area; the third suspect was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.

Cooper said investigators believe the same men also burglarized another Verizon Wireless store in Madison the day before at the same time of morning. He said video surveillance at the Madison store showed three males wearing identical clothing committing the same act.

A $4,500 reward is being offered for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of these individuals. Winder Police Investigator Gregg Teatino is taking information at 678-425-6873.
© Copyright 2015 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
US stocks post sixth straight year of gains
U.S. stocks ended a strong 2014 with moderate declines Wednesday.
4:43PM ( 4 months ago )
Palestinians push ahead in pursuit of war crimes charges against Israel
Stung by a resounding defeat in the U.N. Security Council, the Palestinians announced Wednesday that they joined the International Criminal Court to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.
1:57PM ( 4 months ago )
Business News
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 4 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 4 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 4 months ago )
Local/State News
Bicyclist reportedly killed by hit and run driver in Jackson Co.
Authorities from Jackson and surrounding counties are on the lookout for a vehicle that struck a bicyclist on Highway 53 at New Cut Road.
2:02PM ( 17 minutes ago )
Cleveland police move into new location
Cleveland Police Department is operating from its new office location at 133 W. Kytle St.
1:44PM ( 35 minutes ago )
Deal signs $900 million transportation package into law
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a new $900 million transportation bill into law, including changes to the state's gas taxes and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits.
12:06PM ( 2 hours ago )
N. Ga. prepares for National Day of Prayer
The annual National Day of Prayer is set for Thursday, May 7 and observances have been planned in several locations in north Georgia.
11:45AM ( 2 hours ago )
Famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson announces White House campaign
DETROIT (AP) — Retired surgeon Ben Carson declared his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, resting his longshot bid on his vision of the nation as "a place of dreams" where pe...
11:33AM ( 2 hours ago )