Police search for slippery store thief in Gwinnett County

Police in Gwinnett County are trying to catch a sneaky convenience store thief.

It happened at the QuikTrip located at 5065 Stone Mountain Highway just after 3 a.m. on Dec. 27, 2019. Gwinnett County investigators said store surveillance video shows the slipper thief hanging out in the store for about 20 minutes before slipped under the security gate at, fiddling with the safe and cash register, removing cash from each, and then jumping back over the gate. Investigators said the man then fled the scene.

Police describe the man as being between 5-feet-8-inches and 5-feet-10-inches tall, weighing between 155 and 175 pounds, and being 25 and 30 years old.

Investigators believe because of the knowledge the crook had of the store, its layout, and was able to not trip the alarm, it could be a former QT employee. In addition, the man was wearing similar khaki pants to those worn by employees.

Anyone with information or who recognizes the man is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477). Tipsters could be eligible for a cash reward and may remain anonymous.