Singer Akon's car stolen from Buckhead gas station

Singer, rapper, and producer Akon had his vehicle stolen from a Buckhead gas station just before midnight on Monday, according to police. It happened at Sidney Marcus Boulevard. 

Police said Akon, whose full name is Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam, was filling up his white newer-model Range Rover and left it running. 

Using a tracking device on his phone, Akon was able to point officers to a location, first, in southwest Atlanta, before it changed to a an area in Forest Park. Police in that jurisdiction was able to recover the Range Rover. 


According to the police report, he had a $25,000 diamond necklace, along with a Louis Vuitton bag valued at $6,500 inside the vehicle. It is unknown if those items were recovered.


In Atlanta, auto thefts - which include carjackings - are up about 47 percent from this time last year.


Atlanta Police urge residents not to leave their vehicles running.

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