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Would-Be Burglar Captured on Cell Phone Camera

Police now looking for man who was caught trying to break into a Peachtree Corners apartment by leasing agent who used his camera to video a man trying to burglarize one of the apartments.

A quick thinking apartment leasing agent used his cell phone camera to video a man who was breaking into one of the apartments in the Conservatory Apartments in Peachtree Corners.

Now Gwinnett police are searching for him and an apparent accomplice who are suspected of trying to rob one of the apartments on Oct. 28.

Gwinnett Police responded to a call at the apartment building located on Peachtree Corners Circle after a resident reported that she had "heard noises which led her to look out into the breezeway of her apartment building," according to police spokesman, Cpl. Edwin Ritter.

"She saw a white male (described as olive skinned) attempting to break into her neighbor's apartment with a crowbar. A black male was acting as a look-out for the first suspect," said Ritter.

The woman went to the leasing office and notified one of the leasing agents on duty on what she had seen.

The two would-be burglars had left after being scared off by an an approaching but then returned. That's when one of the men was caught on video.

A representative of the leasing officer went to inspect the apartment door and found that the suspects had returned to the door and entered the apartment. He used his cell phone to record the white male suspect and provided police good descriptions of both.

When the man realized he was being recorded he fled through the apartment and was not seen again. Nothing was actually taken from the apartment.

The two suspects are described as:

Suspect 1:  White male, 5'06" tall, 160 lbs., early 20s, light beard, brown hair
Suspect 2:  Black male, 6'00" tall, medium build, pock marks or acne scars on face, short dreadlocks or twists

The white male suspect matches the description of a burglary suspect from one additional case in the area.  Anyone with information on this suspect should contact Burglary Unit detectives at 770-513-5300.

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