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Queen Latifah's car stolen from gas station in Fulton County

Entertainment mogul Queen Latifah fell victim to the rising problem of motor vehicle thefts in Fulton County. 
 

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Entertainment mogul Queen Latifah fell victim to the rising problem of motor vehicle thefts in Fulton County.

In a police report, Latifah, whose real name is Dana Owens, is listed as the owner of a car that was stolen from a gas station.

On the evening of Dec. 20, Keith Sheppard drove Owens' 2015 Mercedes Benz to the Shell gas station at 5630 Fulton Industrial Blvd., and while he was pumping gas, noticed a white BMW pull up. Sheppard told police he heard the ignition start and saw the suspect driving Owens' Mercedes Benz out of the gas station, as he took the gas pump out of the car.

Owens was not present at the time of the theft.

Authorities used a tracking system built for Mercedes vehicles to locate the car at an apartment complex on McDaniels Street in Mechanicsville, Ga. A security guard for the complex told police he saw three black males near the stolen Mercedes before seeing a white BMW and a Dodge Charger drive off.

After the car was recovered and impounded at the Major Case office, Owens arrived to retrieve a contract left in the car. They also determined that lemonade and fruit punch bottles left in the car did not belong to her.

Queen Latifah is an actress, musician, producer, Covergirl and author among other roles.

There were five reported car thefts in Fulton County just that day, according to Fulton County Police.

This is one of many carjackings and vehicle thefts in Fulton County. She currently stars in the TV series "Star" which is a drama about a singing trio in Atlanta.

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This is one of many recent carjackings and vehicle thefts in the area.

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