Three vehicles reported stolen from same college kid apartment complex in the last month


Courtesy of Google Earth

A Lexus was reported stolen from the Arcadia on the River apartment complex on Tuesday, marking the third such incident in roughly a month.

The driver of the Lexus "left her purse and keys unsecured in the vehicle," according to the incident report. An officer later performed a Flock Security search of the vehicle. The first Flock "hit" came at 4:03 a.m. on South Elbert Street, followed by subsequent hits on South Wayne Street, Caraker Avenue, as well as the intersection of Hancock Street and Frank Bone Road.

The officer also followed up with Arcadia's management but was told that "the cameras were only in live mode and don’t record."

Thanks to a BOLO and several Flock hits over in Bibb County, the vehicle ultimately was recovered yesterday afternoon near the Creekwood Apartments in Macon, which are located off of Shurling Drive.

Pictured is the picturesque Creekside apartment complex in Macon. // Google Earth

A mere three days earlier, meanwhile, a black Nissan Altima was reported stolen from Arcadia. The victim "stated she left some of her personal items inside the vehicle which included the keys to the vehicle." A Flock hit later was recorded along Allen Memorial Drive and Irwinton Road.

Arcadia is the newer apartment complex located off of South Elbert Street and Underwood Road, east of the new Georgia Military College ballfields and just north of Freedom Church.


On Dec. 29, meanwhile, a red Honda Accord was reported stolen from Arcadia. The victim "advised the last time she saw her vehicle was at midnight, and her keys were left inside the vehicle with the doors unlocked." The suspect apparently wasn't familiar with Apple AirTags, and the AirTag on the victim's keychain later pinged to the Milledgeville Manor. The AirTag later pinged to the area of the same Macon apartment complex from the incident earlier this week.

Arcadia's security cameras were actually in "record mode" at that time, although it wasn't the greatest quality. According to the officer's narrative: "I contacted personnel with Arcadia who provided black and white surveillance video footage of the back gate at approximately 0530 hours of two unidentified male subjects wearing hoodies who attempted to jump over the back gate but then moved to the side where they were able to enter the complex. Another camera toward the entrance of the complex showed a vehicle possibly matching R. Gibson’s vehicle leave the area but, due to low lighting in the area, was unable to show the driver or positively identify the vehicle."

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