Trio arrested for smash and grabs across metro | Crime
WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Investigators in Cherokee County have nabbed three men suspected of smash and grab burglaries in at least five metro Atlanta counties.
Vincent Donahue, James Hill and Mark McCain were taken into custody Nov. 28.
Cherokee County Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Jay Baker said the suspects are believed to be the men behind seven burglaries in Cherokee, Cobb, Douglas, Henry and Rockdale counties.
In each case, the suspects broke the front doors out of a convenience store and made off with cartons of cigarettes.
Baker said the three men were arrested after they were pulled over on Highway 92 in Woodstock. Investigators found plastic bins similar to the ones used in the robberies in their car, as well as a hammer, rubber gloves, masks, a sledgehammer and a small amount of heroin.
All three suspects are being held in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center on charges of burglary, conspiracy, possession of burglary tools and possession of heroin.
Hill also faces a charge of giving a false name, while McCain has been charged with second degree forgery.