Botched crime spree in Gwinnett County leads to arrest

BUFORD — Gwinnett County Police say a suspect ran from two attempted carjackings and a home break-in before being arrested in Buford.

Police arrested Lamont Dickerson on Feb. 1, after he attempted to carjack two vehicles and broke into a home in Buford. Just before 5 a.m., officers responded to the area of South Puckett Road near Ridge Road in reference to the first carjacking attempt.

Officers say the victim was sitting in his car when he was approached by Dickerson, who allegedly opened the victim’s car door and ordered him to get out. The victim accelerated away from Dickerson, who police say then attempted to carjack a second vehicle near Ridge Road and Hamilton Mill Road. 

In that attempt, Dickerson allegedly got into the female victim’s car through the passenger door and ordered the female to get out. When she refused, Dickerson ran off before police arrived.

Next, police say Dickerson used a brick to break a window and gain entry into a home on Woodtree Lane. Upon entering the home, he was confronted by an armed homeowner.

“Dickerson fled from the homeowner and led police on a foot chase before being arrested,” said Gwinnett Police spokesman Collin Flynn. “The case was taken over by detectives, who are investigating the motive for Dickerson’s crime spree.”

If anyone has any information to share in this case, they can contact detectives at 770-513-5300. To remain anonymous, tipsters should contact Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477) or visit www.stopcrimeATL.com. Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case. The case number is 21-008045.


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