Inside Police Reports: Vehicle Stolen While Paying Fine

Misplaced keys led thief to the vehicle while owner was paying ticket.

As if getting a ticket weren't bad enough, while paying the fine at the Municpal Court, this gentleman's car was stolen from the parking lot.

Around 8:15 a.m. on July 18, the gentleman signed in at Snellville Municipal Court to handle a ticket. He may have set his keys down on the table to sign in, and then walked away, leaving the keys on the table.

Sometime between 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. the keys were picked up and using the "key fob" the thief was able to determine which key went with which car in the parking lot. 

The car's tag and VIN has been placed on the state's and the national database for stolen vehicles.

The case is still open pending further investigation.


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