A man got into the SUV while the women were distracted and drove off, police said.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Maserati found in Buckhead after weekend QuikTrip theft 

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.

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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.

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My car is recovered but that doesn’t stop our fight! I thank God for this situation it opened my eyes up to an abundance of issues in our community. My heart is broken that our community is broken, there’s a new generation of young black men who have no regard for their lives and the lives of women that look like them. I never asked God “Why me”, because I’m clear “It had to be you because YOU my love will not turn a blind eye”. I also seen the level of hatred our own people have in their hearts for each other via social media, I was made aware that there’s an abundance of hurt people that also need healing. There’s a bigger conversation that WE as a community need to have & I’m doing everything behind the scenes to arrange a program for healing our own. I want to once again thank @mrsernestinemorrison @mrjaymorrison @mr2weeksout @alix_goodenergy @strikemoney1 @mrjerometrammel @cfood_dbe @spiritualword @frobabies @thestylistblu @belllaashea & more being on the frontline for #protectourwomen thanks @coldatory for finding my truck & listening to your gut when you seen it & said “This car is out of place”. If you have been a victim of robbery in Atlanta NOW IS THE TIME to join the fight to put an end to the epidemic in our community. Thanks @arshaw23 for always being in my corner. THE FIGHT HAS BEGUN! I’m not taking a broken community for an answer! Remember sis, if you don’t make noise then another sister will come right behind you oblivious to the danger WE MUST NOT BE QUIET. I love my sister that was robbed on Wednesday & she has helped us but if she would have made some noise the Saturday robbery may not have occurred. Don’t be discouraged to speak up, speak up & speak up loud it doesn’t matter if only one person hears you, you saved one! Nothing happens to you everything happens for you. Start your movement by joining one! @keishabottoms we have a problem @phillanawilliams we need to sit down and resolve this before someone gets killed.

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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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