Akon had his Range Rover stolen while pumping gas in Atlanta.
Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, 48, popularly known as Akon, had his Range Rover stolen while he was fueling up the vehicle at a gas station in Atlanta Tuesday night, according to police reports.
Atlanta police reported to the Atlanta Fox affiliate they are currently on search for a suspect accused of stealing Akon‘s SUV from a Buckhead gas station.
“It only takes a second for someone to jump in your vehicle and take off,” reps for the Atlanta Police Department told their local Fox outlet of the high-profile theft, which occurred just after midnight at the QuikTrip facility in Buckhead.
Police report that Akon was pumping gas on the passenger side of his Range Rover when someone reportedly jumped in the running automobile and sped away. Fortunately, the “Don’t Matter” artist wasn’t injured during the ordeal.
Last year, a similar situation happened to Ludacris while he stopped at an ATM at 8th and Peachtree in Midtown. Someone stole his Mercedes-Benz while it was apparently left running.
“We’re having far too many vehicles stolen because we are leaving our vehicles running.” Lt. Dorian Graham said, “Any time you stop your vehicle and you leave your vehicle for just a split second, please turn your vehicle off and take your keys with you and secure your vehicle,”
On sunday, Natalyn Archibong suggested that all city gas stations ought to install continuous security cameras to deter auto theft. Petrol purveyors would also need to install an emergency backup camera system.
“It [grand theft auto] is a common occurrence. It is not an anomaly,” said the lawmaker. “It is a significant enough crime and a consistent enough crime that it warrants this intervention.”
Police are now searching for the vehicle and the suspects responsible for taking it. They say they are looking at surveillance video.
5 best way to prevent car theft
1. Make your car a less attractive target
We all have some bad habits we need to break to keep our cars from becoming a beacon for thieves. Just like having a fence around a pool keeps people out, doing the following things keeps petty criminals and brazen car thieves from taking too much notice of your vehicle in their search for an easy target:
- Lock your doors. Whether you are heading into class, grocery shopping, or just running into the gas station for a quick snack, make it a habit to lock your doors every time that you leave your vehicle. At the same time (if you don’t have keyless entry), make it a habit to check that your keys are always on you as well.
- Keep your windows rolled up all the way. Perhaps you can’t imagine someone unlocking your car with just a few inches of space, but they can. Remember that thieves often have the same devices that professional locksmiths have. If you can call upon a locksmith to open your locked car, then believe that anyone else with enough skill and the right tools can too. This is especially pertinent for dog owners who often bring Fido along with them and roll the window down for their pup. The best practice is to leave Fido at home. Of course, you want to protect your pup from the heat, but unless you feel that their breed alone will keep the thieves away, it’s best to run errands without them. What’s worse than losing your ride to a carjacking? Losing your dog, for sure.
- Don’t use your car as storage or leave attractive/expensive items out in full view. We’ve all left something out in the open that would attract a passerby with criminal intent. Students leave laptop bags across the backseat, kids leave devices where they sat, and sometimes we’ve been guilty of leaving purses and wallets out in the open. Locking your doors is just the first step in keeping your car and contents safe. Make sure you tuck any attractive items under the seats, in the glove compartment, or in the trunk to keep your car from becoming an easy target. Continue reading at INSURIFY
Mean qoutes on Range Rover
The whole thing about ‘The Rover’ is the whole swagger of it, the whole guitar attitude swagger. I’m afraid I’ve got to say it, but it’s the sort of thing that is so apparent when you hear ‘Rumble’ by Link Wray – it’s just total attitude, isn’t it? Jimmy Page
You get into your wellie boots and your Range Rover and, walking around with six inches of mud on your shoes, you get to forget about that more polished lifestyle. Christine McVie
I really wanted to buy a Range Rover. It was a big dream, and the day I bought it, I was very happy, but by evening, I was immune to it. That’s when I realized that excitement, if it’s happiness, is not in reaching the goal but in the process. Thus process trumps over realization. Sushant Singh Rajput
I don’t apologize for my diamonds, Rolls-Royce, Range Rover, or anything. Look, Queen Elizabeth has more diamonds than me. Why don’t people attack her for it? Kimora Lee Simmon
I am happy and grateful that I drive a Range Rover, have all the latest Apple gadgets, wear the best of brands but none of it has any bearing on the person I am. I simply look at these things as the perks of my profession. Ammy Virk
When I pull my white Range Rover into disabled parking bays, the abuse that I get until I actually get out on my crutches is phenomenal, because people presume that you couldn’t possibly be disabled and reverse a white Range Rover into that parking space. Lee Pearson
I did buy my mother a Range Rover and a new crib. It feels good to say that. Lil Yachty
My rookie year, I bought a new Range Rover, and, knowing what I know about traffic stops in this country, I made damn sure that the tint on the windows was legal. Somehow, though… I just kept getting pulled over for my tint. Marcus Smart