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Cops: Man Arrested Linked to 9 Forsyth Business Robberies

Additional burglary charges are being made against the same man in four other metro Atlanta jurisdictions with the total burglaries expected to exceed 30.

Erick Dominguez-Ramirez is currently being held in the Gwinnett County Jail. Courtesy Gwinnett County Jail
Erick Dominguez-Ramirez is currently being held in the Gwinnett County Jail. Courtesy Gwinnett County Jail
A 35-year-old man has been arrested and is being charged by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office in connection with burglarizing nine different businesses in Forsyth County over a period of eight months.

Additional burglary charges are being made against the same man in four other metro Atlanta jurisdictions with the total burglaries expected to exceed 30.

According to Forsyth County Sheriff Duane K. Piper, Erick Dominguez-Ramirez of Gwinnett County, was taken into custody on Friday, March 29, following an extensive investigation involving the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, Gwinnett County Police Dept., Suwanee Police Dept., Duluth Police Dept. and Johns Creek Police Dept.

Forsyth County investigators were led to Dominguez-Ramirez after he burglarized a Century 21 Real Estate Office in Forsyth County on March 22. After obtaining some leads from evidence from the Century 21 burglary, investigators conducted interviews and surveillance, working with neighboring jurisdictions. Dominguez-Ramirez was then identified, arrested and confessed to numerous burglaries.

Corporal Kris Hall, the lead Forsyth County investigator in the case, said the burglaries in Forsyth County began on Aug. 16, 2013 through the March 22 burglaries.

“We believe he has been involved in as many as 43 burglaries within the Forsyth, Gwinnett, Johns Creek, Duluth and Suwanee jurisdictions,” Hall said in a statement.

In Forsyth County, there have been 10 burglaries that Dominguez-Ramirez has been tied to as of this date. “There were nine businesses involved, with one business (Castle Car Wash on Hwy. 20 East) being burglarized twice,” Hall said.
 
Dominguez-Ramirez is being charged by Forsyth County with 10 counts of burglary in the second degree, 10 counts of theft by taking, 10 counts of criminal damage, and 10 counts of possession of burglary tools.

Hall added that Dominguez-Ramirez is facing charges in relation to six burglaries in Gwinnett County, ten burglaries in the City of Suwanee, two burglaries in the City of Duluth and five burglaries in the City of Johns Creek.

Dominguez-Ramirez is currently being held in the Gwinnett County Jail.

“In working with the neighboring jurisdictions to capture this serial burglar, we believe he has been committing these crimes since April of 2013. Once the investigation is completed, he could be tied to as many as 60 burglaries in the metro-Atlanta area,” Hall said.

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