A woman had her luxury car stolen Tuesday evening after getting-rear ended at a busy Atlanta intersection, authorities said.
A man drove off in the woman’s Audi A7 when she got out to inspect the damage from what seemed to be a routine fender-bender at the intersection of Deering Road and Northside Drive, Channel 2 Action News reported.
She said the driver who bumped into her at the red light turned on their hazards and pulled off to the side of the road. She pulled over, too, but left her keys in the ignition when she got out to speak with the other driver.
That’s when the woman, who asked not to be identified, saw a man jump out of the second car and into hers.
“All of the sudden my door closes and he takes off,” she told the news station. “I didn’t even realize what was going on until I heard the car door close.”
In addition to her sports car, the thieves managed to get away with the woman’s purse, cellphone, credit cards and a laptop, she said.
Police eventually tracked her car to an impound lot in Memphis, Tennessee, roughly 300 miles away from the crime scene, Channel 2 reported. The two suspects who stole her car have not been caught, authorities said.
An Atlanta police spokesperson said while that type of car theft isn’t very common, it’s important to remain vigilant and always call the police after a wreck, no matter how minor.
Authorities also encouraged motorists to always remove their keys when getting out.
Read the full story from Channel 2 Action News here.
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