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Atlanta Police arrest Washington man accused of stealing gas in Kirkwood

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Atlanta Police arrest Washington man accused of stealing gas in Kirkwood


Atlanta, GA — Atlanta Police have arrested a Washington man accused of drilling into cars to steal gasoline.

According to CBS Atlanta, at least 10 victims resided in Kirkwood, Edgewood and East Atlanta.

“Victims reported coming out to their cars and trucks to find their gas tanks empty and holes drilled into their tanks,” CBS Atlanta reported. To read the full story, click here.

The officer who made the arrest located the suspect’s vehicle in the parking lot of the post office on Hosea L. Williams Drive on March 2.

“I was notified that City of Atlanta License Plate Readers had read the tag and showed the vehicle to be not too far from the Zone 6 Precinct,” the officer wrote in the arrest report. ” … After locating the vehicle, I parked roughly a block away. I watched as the driver left the parking lot. I got behind the vehicle and activated my emergency equipment near the intersection of Hosea L. Williams Dr NE and Rogers St NE to conduct an investigatory stop as this vehicle was suspected in numerous thefts.”

The driver pulled into a parking lot on Rogers Street. The officer had a picture of the suspect and was able to identify the driver of the vehicle as the suspect in the gas thefts case.

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