ATLANTA– A multi-jurisdictional effort led to the arrest of a suspect wanted in connection with hundreds of Entering Auto Thefts around metro Atlanta, Gwinnett Police announced today (Sept. 7)
Javaris Gamble, 22, East Point, was taken into custody on Aug. 31 in Forest Park by the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Task Force, along with the assistance of the US Marshals, Forest Park Police Department and Clayton County Police Department.
Earlier this year, Gamble was identified by Gwinnett County Police detectives as the leader of a metro Atlanta entering auto crew that has been breaking and entering automobiles in Gwinnett County and the Metro Atlanta area since May. Detectives gathered enough evidence to arrest Gamble for 30 Entering Auto and Motor Vehicle Theft crimes that occurred in just one night, June 22, 2023. The crime spree continued nearly every other night throughout the summer, with more than 400 vehicles entered and more than 15 vehicles stolen from Gwinnett County alone.
Gamble is currently incarcerated in the Gwinnett County Jail with no bond. Detectives will be seeking indictment on hundreds of more charges against Gamble.
“This arrest illustrates the hard work uniformed officers, crime scene technicians, analysts, and detectives have done and the multi-jurisdiction collaboration between Metro Atlanta agencies,” Gwinnett Police Department stated in a news release.