Metro Atlanta’s celebrity crime victims

Crime doesn’t care if you’re famous.

Spanx founder Sara Blakely, who has appeared on the ABC reality show “Shark Tank” and the Showtime series “Billions,” returned to her Buckhead parking spot the other day to find it empty. Still, she looked on the bright side.

“I wasn’t hurt,” she said in an Instagram story. “There wasn’t anything irreplaceable in the car."

Opportunists can strike anywhere, as “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Kim Zolciak and family learned. In March 2018, someone lifted a Chanel purse, a Chanel wallet and three credit cards from her daughter’s Mercedes G63 while it was parked outside their north Fulton home. The bandits racked up more than $4,700 in purchases before the cards were deactivated, police said at the time.

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In 2016, someone slid into Queen Latifah’s ride while she was filling up at a south Fulton County gas station and took off. The entertainer had been in town filming episodes of the show “Star,” and whoever made off with her wheels zoomed away with a necessary contract inside, she told police at the time.

Luckily, the Mercedes-Benz S63 was recovered with the vital paperwork still inside. The joyriders also left behind lemonade and fruit punch bottles, a Fulton police report said.

Queen Latifah in Carlotta's new office at Midtown Records. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Authorities made a number of arrests after a Buckhead jewelry store popular with celebrities was hit. Atlanta, Fulton County and Cobb County investigators teamed up to recover items worth as much as $10 million taken from Icebox Diamonds & Watches.

 Speaking of jewelry, someone took $750,000 worth of jewelry — wedding rings included — from Tameka “Tiny” Harris’ Lamborghini SUV, Atlanta police reported in October.

Also last year, someone took cash and jewelry and other items worth nearly $500,000 from rapper Young Dolph’s car while the Mercedes-Benz G63 was parked at a Fairburn restaurant, while a friend of “Love and Hip Hop” star Alexis Skyy had her Maserati stolen from an Atlanta gas station while the two women were putting air in Skyy’s tires.

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