Gwinnett County police hope surveillance video will lead to the person who pretended to be a utility worker while burglarizing a home in Snellville last week.
Police say the victim's home security camera captured the suspect dressed in a yellow reflective vest and a hard hat. They say he and an accomplice stole a small safe and two handguns from the home on Brittany Oak Trace.
"It's rated for 223 ammunition, which is a round that we also find in assault rifles. And while it is a little less powerful than a standard assault rifle, the round itself is still dangerous and something we want to get out of the hands of anybody who is out on the street who might do something illegal with it," said Detective Ryan Dunlap of the Gwinnett County Police Department.
A short time after the footage was capture, the power was turned off at the power box and nothing else was recorded and no vehicles were seen. Police say the suspect posing as utility worker serves as a reminder for residents to be vigilant.
"If you're ever suspicious, I wouldn't encourage somebody to go over and speak with them directly, but if you see something that is suspicious, give us a call and we will have an officer go out and verify the identity of the suspicious person in the neighborhood," said Dunlap.
Authorities are checking with other departments to see if similar burglaries occurred elsewhere.
Gwinnett County police would like anyone with information about the burglary to call them at 770-513-5000.
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