Columbus police: Vehicle stolen after driver leaves keys in car

A woman had her vehicle stolen Sunday night after she left the keys in the car, Columbus police said.

The theft happened at Hamilton Station Apartments, 2700 Double Churches Road, between 8:30 and 8:36 p.m., reports state.

According to police, the woman returned home about 8:30 p.m., got her kids out of the car and went into her apartment. About two hours later she remembered she’d left the keys inside the rented 2011 Buick Regal.

The woman went outside to get the keys and discovered it was gone, police said.

Reports state the car is silver with four doors. Its Georgia tag number is BTR 4005.