An Atlanta police officer was able to capture a suspected car thief inside an allegedly stolen car thanks to bodycam footage.
Police in Atlanta Apprehend a Suspected Car Thief
According to information provided by the Atlanta Police Department, the recently disclosed footage of the incident that occurred on July 22 begins with a moment where one of the victims approaches an officer upon their arrival and promptly notifies them about the activation of GPS tracking in their stolen BMW i4.
The victim’s quick thinking and use of GPS technology played a crucial role in aiding law enforcement during the investigation.
The Atlanta Police, during their investigation, successfully located the stolen BMW i4 car parked outside a Chevron gas station.
GPS Tip from Victim’s Video
The victim alerted the officer that the culprits were only a few blocks up and around four minutes away. The officer responded by asking if the stolen vehicle was still moving, to which the victim stated that the suspects were currently on North Ave. The victim provided vital real-time information via GPS on his phone, assisting authorities in their efforts to locate the offenders.
The Chevron gas station was the precise address, according to the police, and the officer immediately informed other law enforcement of this information. When a second officer arrived at the indicated location, they saw a dark green BMW i4 parked outside the convenience shop.
The policeman then puts his gun in his holster and begins to handcuff the man who was occupying the car’s driver’s seat.