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Akon’s car stolen as he pumped gas into tank

Akon was pumping gas into his Range Rover when a thief took off with his car.

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Akon was the victim of a theft that took place on Monday night (May 24) in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta. The entrepreneur’s car was stolen as he was pumping gas into his car.

As The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, Akon stopped at a Quiktrip gas station to fill the gas tank of his white Range Rover. He left the car running as he waited for the tank to get full, but before that could happen, he noticed someone taking off with his car, which held valuables, including a $25,000 diamond necklace, a Louis Vuitton bag and his iPhone.

Akon called police, who arrived at the gas station at 11:59 p.m.

Per the police report, he told authorities that a dark-colored sedan followed his SUV when it made a right onto Sidney Marcus Boulevard. Surveillance footage of the theft confirmed his account.

As the police report stated, the video showed the sedan as it pulled into the station right next to Akon’s SUV. “Shortly after, you can see the suspect get out of the passenger seat of what looks to be a black, four-door BMW sedan, get into the driver’s seat of the victim’s vehicle and drive off with the black BMW following right behind,” the report read.

Since his phone was left in the Rover when it was stolen, Akon used the FindMyPhone app to track it in hopes that he would also find his car. He was first led to Lawton Street in southwest Atlanta, but when police went to that location, they were unable to find it. The second time around, after the app determined the vehicle was in Forest Park, it was recovered by the Forest Park GA Police Department and returned to Akon on Tuesday morning (May 25). No suspects have been identified, and no arrests have been made in connection with the theft of his car.

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