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Car Break-ins Reported at High School, Park in Gwinnett

A handgun, iPad and laptop among the items taken.

Gwinnett County Police are investigating several recent car break-ins, including two in which the locks on Ford vehicles had been defeated.

On Feb. 16, a Hoschton couple discovered their 2004 Ford Expedition had been entered while they visited Little Mulberry Park. According to the police report, the door handle was damaged and the assembly partially removed from the door. The man's wallet, which contained credit cards, identification and cash, was taken.

Another Ford Expedition was broken into on Feb. 14 in the Hamilton Mill subdivision while the driver played tennis. According to the report, the door lock had been pried open. Nothing was reported missing. The Expedition was one of two vehicles broken into at the tennis courts that day.

Police are also investigating two other recent area car break-ins. On Feb. 13, a Buford man called police to report his 2013 Chevelle had been broken into while he attended a sporting event at Mill Creek High School. The man said he returned to his vehicle and found the trunk open. His iPad and a laptop computer were missing. There was no damage to the vehicle and the man said he may have inadvertently opened the trunk with the remote.  

On Feb. 17, a Braselton Highway homeowner reported someone had ransacked his 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe and stolen a .40 caliber Smith and Wesson handgun.

All of the cases are listed as active.

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