Atlanta police locate stolen vehicle, child thanks to iPad tracking
ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - Atlanta police are thanking an iPad for helping them recover a stolen vehicle.
Just before 10 p.m. on Sept. 5, Atlanta police responded to 296 Northside Drive SW after receiving a call about a stolen car with a child inside.
They didn’t find the car or the child at the scene, but police said another child there told them that an iPad in the car was pinging a location less than a half-mile away.
Police said they soon found the car in a grassy field near 23 Larkin Pl. with the child locked inside. Police retrieved the child after breaking the car’s windows. The child was unharmed. Police said the driver then told them she had left the car running while going to the gas station to get some things for her child. Then, someone drove off with the car with the baby inside.
The child was reunited with their family, police said.
“The Atlanta Police Department would like to remind citizens to remain vigilant against auto thefts by making sure that your vehicle is turned off, locked, and valuables are removed when it is not in use,” police said in a Facebook post.
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