Columbus police are trying to dig up leads in a car theft case that allegedly happened late Wednesday at the Circle K gas station at 1715 South Lumpkin Road.
At this time, officials do not know of anyone who may have taken the navy blue 2008 Chevy Impala Sedan from the convenience store during the 11:10 p.m. incident, according to the report.
Two Columbus officers were called to the scene Wednesday at 11:15 p.m. in response to a report of a stolen vehicle.
Authorities met with the 25-year-old man who was operating the vehicle immediately before the crime, and the 19-year-old Phenix City woman who owns the car.
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The driver told police that he parked the $10,000 Chevy Impala Sedan at a Circle K gas pump, left the keys in the ignition and went into the business. The car owner was at the Piggly Wiggly on South Lumpkin Road at the time, according to the report.
The 25-year-old man said he heard screeching tires and then saw a man speeding off in the Chevy Impala, officials said.
He did not give a detailed description of the thief.
Reports show that the navy blue car has a 2015 Alabama tag that reads "57CD275." It has a sticker on the rear windshield, and the front windshield is cracked, police said.