69 phones stolen during Shaky Beats Music Festival

Big Gigantic performed at the 2016 installment of Shaky Beats.

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Big Gigantic performed at the 2016 installment of Shaky Beats.

Atlanta police recovered dozens of cellphones reported stolen during last weekend’s Shaky Beats Music Festival after tracking them to an Atlanta FedEx.

Police were tipped off to the phones’ location by a victim using the “Find My iPhone” application, police Officer Donald T. Hannah said Friday in a news release.

The woman went to the store on Piedmont Road on May 14 and pinged her phone.

“The phone rang inside of a box that was dropped off earlier that morning,” Hannah said in the release.

FedEx would not release the phone to the victim, who went to the Zone 6 precinct for additional assistance.

When she returned to the FedEx with police, they recovered her phone and 68 others packed inside two boxes, Hannah said.

Most of the phones were put in airplane mode or had the SIM cards removed and taped to the back, according to police.

Authorities are now working to return the phones to their owners and identify and charge those behind the thefts.

The charges could range from theft by receiving to robbery, Hannah said.

"We are asking for anyone who believes they may have lost, misplaced or had a phone stolen during this festival to contact the lead Detective S.N. Krieger at snkrieger@atlantaga.gov," Hannah said in the release. "Be prepared to provide a detailed description of their device and some evidence of ownership."

Shaky Beats drew thousands to Centennial Olympic Park for three days of electronic dance music and hip-hop. Zedd and Ludacris were among the headliners.

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