Selective burglar steals $6K in items from home in Cumming

by Staff Reports

December 27, 2013

CUMMING, Ga. — Someone broke into a home and took items totaling over $6,250, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident report.

A man in the 2000 block of Brook Valley Drive told deputies he arrived home at about 6:45 p.m. Dec. 18 and found his back door unlocked, the window next it open and the screen knocked out.

He said he went inside and saw drawers in the downstairs bedroom were opened, but nothing was missing.

Then, he went upstairs to the master bedroom and saw the dresser drawers opened, but nothing was missing or out of place. In the master bathroom, the wall cabinets next to the sink were opened, but also nothing was missing.

He said the jewelry box that sat on the corner of the dresser was missing along with his lose change bowl.

The homeowner’s wife said her Tiffany’s pearl necklace was in the jewelry box, but nothing else of value was inside.

Deputies said multiple electronics and other laptops, prescription medication bottles and other jewelry were overlooked. The thief sorted through the loose change bowl, picked out mint candy and left it on the dresser.

The Christmas tree had several wrapped and undisturbed presents left under it, and deputies said the suspect was “very selective and neat during the theft.”