Police: Bystanders stole car while woman fought off attacker

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Posted: Jan 26, 2017 9:54 AM

ATLANTA (AP) — Talk about some bad Samaritans.

A woman says she was fighting off a cellphone thief at an Atlanta gas station when she dropped her keys and a group of bystanders stole her car.

Emma Ebosi tells WSB-TV (http://on-ajc.com/2jVam41 ) that a woman attacked her from behind Sunday afternoon and wrestled her phone away.

Ebosi dropped her car keys during the struggle and a group of men grabbed them and drove off in Ebosi's vehicle. The incident was captured on surveillance video.

Police spokeswoman Officer Lisa Bender says officers believe the car theft was a crime of opportunity and not connected to the cellphone theft.

All four suspects got away.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html