A Maserati stolen Sunday morning from a northwest Atlanta QuikTrip was recovered Tuesday in Buckhead, police said.
The luxury SUV’s owner reportedly left the vehicle running at the Howell Mill Road gas station while she went to speak with a friend, “Love and Hip Hop” cast member Alexis Skyy Mcfarland. Thieves took the opportunity to swipe the vehicle, according to a police report obtained by AJC.com.
Sabrina Peterson was “distracted” when a man exited a silver Corvette and entered the Maserati from the passenger door, Atlanta police said in the report. She then watched as her SUV sped out of the gas station, hit a curb and drove away on Chattahoochee Avenue.
The Maserati was found Tuesday at an apartment complex on the corner of Lindbergh and Parkland drives, less than five miles from the QuikTrip. The condition of the vehicle was not disclosed. Similar 2019 models of the Maserati Levante start at $90,000.
An investigation is ongoing, Atlanta police spokesman Investigator James White said Wednesday.
Peterson held a rally at the QuikTrip earlier this week to “demand justice and safety for women” after she said she was contacted by women in Atlanta “that have been victims of crimes at this location.”
She directed her comments on Instagram toward city officials, including Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
According to Atlanta police, vehicle thefts are down at the Howell Mill Road gas station, one of two QuikTrip locations in the city of Atlanta. Peterson’s vehicle was the second stolen from that location this year. Six vehicles had been stolen by the end of 2018.
Thefts from vehicles are on pace with the year before. Atlanta police investigated 20 thefts in 2018 and, as of Friday, 16 in 2019. The incidents are commonly known as slider crimes.
Police are still looking for the suspects in the Sunday morning theft. Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators.
Tipsters can remain anonymous, and be eligible for rewards of up to $2,000, by contacting Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-8477, texting information to 274637 or visiting the Crime Stoppers website.
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