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A car that was taken while parked at an Athens business has apparently been found in Garland, Athens Police Department reports said.

At about 9:15 a.m. on Monday the owner of the vehicle told APD dispatch that he had stopped at a store in the 600 block of W. Corsicana Street. When he came outside the store, he noticed that his vehicle was missing.

Cpl. Brittney Lee went to the location and spoke with the complainant. The information was turned over to the Criminal Investigations Division for follow-up. Detective Wesley Hoover was assigned the case.

Assistant Chief of Police Rodney Williams III said the Garland Police Department found a vehicle thats information matches the one that was taken.

“We want to remind people not to leave their vehicles running and to keep them locked at all times,” Williams said.

The Texas Transportation Code states that an operator may not leave a vehicle unattended without, stopping the engine, locking the ignition, removing the key from the ignition, setting the parking brake and if on a grade, turning the front wheels to the curb or side of the highway.

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