Thieves hit 17 cars at 4 hotels in one night

- A crew of thieves break into 17 cars at four separate hotels in one night and police said they got away guns, luggage, and credit cards, but they slipped up, and one of the suspects got caught on surveillance video at a gas station.

Hotel surveillance cameras captured the crew as they roll into the parking lot. The driver of a black truck backs into a space beside a white truck. The video then shows a man getting out, busting out the back window, and crawling inside. He is only in there a matter of seconds and then he is gone.

"They stole everything from people’s luggage, guns to credit cards," said Conyers Police Captain Jackie Dunn.

Dunn said it was the same night the crew stole a Chrysler 300 from a gas station on Salem Road. Detectives were able to get a glimpse of one of the crew members.

Police also have an image of the vehicle they used. It's a 2017 Blue Nissan Pathfinder, a vehicle known to law enforcement.

"Clayton County, in a chase where this pathfinder was involved in vehicle theft, about a week before our incidents. And we've also connected it with an incident in Cobb County," said Captain Dunn.

Stealing crews like this one is nothing new for Conyers Police. They recently shut down another crew doing the same thing. Captian Dunn said because of the interstate access it makes hotels easy targets.

"It's a continuous battle because it's not something that gets how, hey don't go there they will catch you. Because we keep arresting them. It's just a very easy thing to do. They probably do it multiple times before they get caught so they think it's worth the risk," said Dunn.

Conyers Police said there's a $2,000 reward for anyone who comes forward with information leading to arrests.

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