Windermere community experiences rash of car break-ins in Forsyth County



CUMMING, Ga. — Someone broke into cars parked at stores in the Windermere community and stole wallets and purses, according to a Forsyth County Sheriff’s incident report.

A woman told deputies she parked her 2008 Honda Accord at Windermere Golf Club, 5000 Davis Love Drive, and went in at about 10:30 a.m. Feb. 2.

Then, at about 2 p.m., someone told her the passenger side window of her car had been shattered. She looked and saw glass on the floor, the driver’s side door unlocked and her $20 wallet missing.

She said her wallet had no cash inside, and she had already called to cancel her credit cards.

She was informed her debit card was used at about 1 p.m. at the Quick Trip, 1655 Buford Highway, to buy gas.

Employees said there were no cameras by the gas pumps.

A woman who parked at Atlanta Fitness, 3775 Windermere Parkway, told deputies her 2013 Mazda CX9 was broken into the same way.

She said she went into the gym at about 11:30 a.m. and returned at about 12:45 p.m. to find her passenger window broken and purse stolen.

She said she had placed her $100 purse, which contained $200 in cash, on the front passenger seat with the doors locked.

Her center console had been rummaged through, but the woman said nothing seemed to be missing.

Atlanta Fitness staff said the video footage did not cover the area where the car was parked.

At the Windermere Animal Hospital, 999 Front Nine Drive, a 2013 Chevrolet Equinox had been also been broken into.

An employee arrived for work at 11:45 a.m., and 15 minutes later, a client told her the rear passenger window had been smashed. Deputies said there were two marks on her front passenger window where it appeared someone gained entry as well.

The employee’s $100 wallet was missing, which contained her Social Security card, driver’s license and debit card.

A coworker said a black Ford Focus with dark tint was parked beside the victim’s car when they came inside.

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