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Police Nab Suspect in Inman Park Carjacking

Police found the carjacked vehicle by tracking the iPhone and iPad.

INMAN PARK — Atlanta police have one suspect in custody following the Dec. 4 carjacking of a woman as she headed home.

Officer John Chaffee told East Atlanta Patch the name of the suspect could not be immediately released because the case is active and investigators don't want to compromise it.

The victim gave police the following account:

On the evening of Dec. 4, the victim said she on her way home and driving north on Moreland Avenue.

As she turned west onto Euclid Avenue a silver or white vehicle made a U-turn and got behind her. She continued west on Euclid toward her Montag Circle apartment.

As she drove and turned onto Montag, the unidentified vehicle did the same. She turned into her apartment parking deck and stopped to open the gate. She then felt another vehicle hit her from behind, she exited her car to inspect the damage.

Three black males exited the unidentified vehicle and appeared apologetic for the accident. Suddenly she was grabbed from behind and thrown to the ground, striking her head on the pavement. One black male jumped into her vehicle and both her vehicle and the unidentified vehicle reversed out of the parking deck. The vehicles were last seen fleeing west on Lake Avenue.

The victim told police her iPhone and iPad were both in her vehicle.

An officer was able to track the electronics to the approximate area of 50 Mount Zion Road in Atlanta police's Zone 3. Other responding officers were given this information and went to the location to attempt to locate the suspects and/or property. Zone 6 officers who initially responded to her call, along with the help Zone 3 police, canvassed the Mount Zion Road area.

The responding units were able to apprehend a suspect and the victim's property. The vehicle was also recovered at the same location.

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