Hip-hop singer Akon had his SUV stolen in slider crime at an Atlanta gas station – WSB-TV Channel 2
ATLANTA – Hip-hop singer Akon had his luxury SUV stolen with expensive items inside at a gas station Monday night in Atlanta.
Atlanta Police said officers were called to the QuickTrip on Sidney Marcus Boulevard just before midnight due to vehicle theft.
Upon arrival, they met Aliaune Thiam, aka Akon, who told them he had let his 2020 Range Rover run at the gas station when someone slipped inside and left.
Akon told police that after his SUV was stolen, it was followed by a dark-colored sedan going east on Sidney Marcus Boulevard towards Buford Highway.
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Police said surveillance footage showed the suspicious car pulling up next to Akon’s SUV, with a passenger exiting the car and sliding into the driver’s seat and leaving.
Akon said his cell phone was inside the SUV and he was using “Find My iPhone” to track the SUV. According to the app, the SUV was in Forest Park.
Police continue to search for the SUV.
Akon told police he had big-ticket items inside his SUV, including a diamond necklace worth $ 25,000, Louis Vuitton luggage, and his passport for thousands of dollars.
Akon becomes the latest Atlanta celebrity to have his car stolen in the city.
In January, Ludacris had his Mercedes-Benz stolen on his way to the ATM near 8th and Peachtree Street in Midtown.
The rapper told police he had an iPad in the car and was following it. Police said they were later able to track the iPad to a Hyundai SUV parked outside a house in Lois Place in northwest Atlanta. Inside were Ludacris’ iPad, his Louis Vuitton bag and a laptop, police said. These items were returned to Ludacris.
Singer and actor Tyrese Gibson had his Range Rover stolen out of the driveway of his Buckhead house.
Gibson told police he left the keychain with the Ranger Rover in the SUV’s cup holder.
In January 2020, the founder of billionaire Spanx, Sara Blakely, had her Land Rover stolen from the company’s headquarters, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
She told police she parked her SUV in the parking lot at Shops Buckhead Atlanta on Peachtree Road and said she left the key fob in the center console. Find out more here.
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