Thieves use big rigs in high-dollar heists in Gwinnett County

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Gwinnett County Police are searching for thieves who used big rigs to steal nearly a million dollars’ worth of high-end electronics.

It started at Dow Electronics in unincorporated Duluth when a silver Nissan sedan drops off four men, all clad in black. Three of them walk to the shipping door of Dow, another hangs out in the woods.

Police told FOX 5 News, a few minutes later, the men, who entered Dow, are seen leaving with a fourth person.

“They were able to disable their alarm system that would have been able to notify the key holder or police,” Corporal Wilbert Rundles, with Gwinnett County Police.

He said a couple of hours after the alarm was disabled an 18-wheeler arrives and leaves its trailer at the loading dock.

The truck departs and then returns to reconnect to the trailer. It leaves Dow with $350,000 worth of high-end electronics.

“There were TVs, car stereos, a wide variety of electronic devices, a large quantity and a lot of high dollar items,” said Corporal Rundles.

Luis Rivera, a truck driver, who was transporting for a neighboring company of Dow says most people would not question a big rig in this area.

“They obviously got together planned it out broke in there and took whatever they could,” said Rivera.

Two weeks after Dow, earlier this month, a couple of semis were recorded leaving Stampede Presentation Products in unincorporated Lawrenceville.

Police said this time the crooks took hauled off $600,000 worth of electronics.

“We don’t have anything showing that it’s the exact same crew yet but the detectives believe that they are linked,” said Corporal Rundles.

He said the two big rig jobs netted thieves nearly a million dollars in electronics.

Corporal Rundles added the trailer connected to the Dow theft was located in Miami, fueling speculation about the high-end loot.

“We don’t have anything telling us what happened to it but it seems to have hit the black market,” said Corporal Rundles.

“Black Friday is coming up so you, they planned this thing out,” said Rivera.

FOX 5 News reached out to the two companies involved but did not receive a callback.

Gwinnett County Police told FOX 5 News this is a Crime Stoppers case which could lead to $2,000 reward. Anyone with information is asked to call 404-577-TIPS. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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