Roughly 13 cars were burglarized in apartments on Gross Lake Parkway in the early hours of Monday morning and authorities are still searching for the men they believe responsible.
According to Newton County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Lt. Tyrone Oliver, deputies were called to the area around 2 a.m. about a suspicious person. When they arrived, they reportedly found several vehicles with their doors still open and locks broken.
The caller also allegedly reported that there were two black males breaking into vehicles, one on foot and the other following him in a gray car, according to reports. While investigating in the area, deputies reportedly saw a vehicle matching that description — a four-door Volkswagen Jetta — and attempted to stop the driver.
The driver reportedly fled in the direction of Salem Road and stopped near Avalon Parkway, jumped out and fled on foot. Deputies were unable to catch the men but said they both were wearing jeans, one with a red shirt, the other a gray shirt.
Authorities took possession of the vehicle the men left behind and are processing it to see if evidence inside may lead them to the suspects. A number of items that had been reported stolen from the vehicles at the apartment complex were found inside the car and returned to their owners.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the NCSO at (678) 625-5007 or online at www.newtonsheriffga.org. All tips can be given anonymously.