Update: Vehicle stolen with children aboard recovered; two in custody


A spokesman with the City of Loganville reports that the vehicle stolen from North Loganville Commons Shopping Center on Sunday night has been recovered. Loganville Police Department report that the car was recovered by Gwinnett County Police Department at 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4, off Hoke O’Kelly Road. LPD have two suspects in custody. More details to follow once the suspects have been interviewed. This is still an active investigation.

Officials report there are unlikely to be any charges filed against the mother of the children who were in the car at the time it was stolen.


Although the children were found near Five Guys Burger in the North Logan Commons shopping center in Loganville shortly after the vehicle they were left in was allegedly stolen on Sunday night, Oct. 1, 2017,  the vehicle has not been recovered. According to Loganville Police Department, the vehicle is described as a 1998 black Ford Explorer, Ga. Tag No. RIA4622.

According to officials, no decision has been made yet on any charges the mother may face for leaving the children unattended in the car. It was allegedly stolen with the two children inside while the mother was inside the Dollar Tree store at North Logan Commons. She called 911 and the children were located not long afterwards in the same center near the restaurant.

Initial Story

Loganville Police Department has confirmed that two young children were found unharmed Sunday night after a car they were in was reportedly stolen from outside the Dollar Tree at North Logan Commons shopping center in Loganville. A spokesman for LPD said the children, a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old, were found unharmed shortly thereafter near Five Guys Burger in the same center.

According to LPD, the children were reportedly left in the car when the mother went into the store. When she came out, the car allegedly was missing. She called 911 and the children were located a short time later. The car has not yet been recovered.

Police say this is still an active investigation. Details to follow.


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