On Sunday, June 21, officers assigned to the East Precinct were dispatched to an Entering Auto (and Theft) at 1319 Christiana Drive in unincorporated Lawrenceville. When the officers arrived, they met with a victim who stated that someone broke into her vehicle and stole several items from inside.
The victim said that 26 cell phones, several SIM cards, a car key, cash, and her driver’s license were stolen from inside the vehicle. A speaker was stolen from inside the trunk. The theft occurred between 8pm on June 20 and 8am on June 21. The value of all the cell phones was $5,029.71. (The victim works for a cellular store and was preparing for a promotional event the day she discovered the theft.)
Later that week (June 23, 26 and 28), a female visited the EcoATM machines inside the Gwinnett Place Mall and the Sugarloaf Mills Mall. These machines allow customers to sell their un-used cell phones for cash. A female is photographed selling all 26 phones to the machines over the course of the three dates. The suspect uses the victim’s stolen driver’s license to complete the transaction. She likely received $10-$200 for each of the phones depending on their value.
Because of the angle of the camera, the lead investigator can only identify the suspect as a white female with bright red hair (which appears to be colored).
Photos of the female suspect (taken from the EcoATM) are below.
If anyone has any information about the identity of the suspect, please contact GCPD detectives at 770 513-5362 or 770 513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404 577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.crimestoppersatlanta.org. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. Case Number(s): 15-055142