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Man Arrested in Forsyth Subdivision Burglaries

A 21-year-old man suspected of burglarizing several homes in south Forsyth County turned himself in Thursday night to authorities.

A 21-year-old Forsyth County man, suspected of burglarizing several homes in the Bethelview Road area, has been arrested, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.

Austin Thomas Schwartzenberger, formerly of Lancaster Circle in Cumming, turned himself in to patrol officers Thursday night after investigators had issued a lookout for him.

Schwartzenberger has been charged with four counts of burglary and is being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center without bond.

Sgt. Scotty Spriggs of the Property Crime Unit said Schwartzenberger is charged with burglarizing at least one home in each of the following subdivisions located in south Forsyth:

  • Fieldstone Park on Nov. 26
  • Bethelview Downs on Nov. 29
  • Coventry on Nov. 30
  • Polo Fields on Dec. 5

Sgt. Spriggs said fingerprints were found at the homes that led to the identity of the suspect. He explained how Schwartzenberger allegedly burglarized these homes.

“The suspect would ring the doorbell of the home. When no one answered, he would go around to the back of the home and enter the residence through a window,” he said. “He was taking items that he could easily transport like jewelry, wallets, iPads. Then, he would take these items to gold shops or pawn shops so he could get cash for them.”

Investigators are also looking into the possibility that Schwartzenberger was allegedly involved in at least two more home burglaries – another one in the Polo Fields subdivision and one in Hampton’s Grant subdivision.

No other information has been released at this time.

Editor's Note: An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

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