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Owner says SUV Abandoned After West End Crash was Stolen

The owner of an SUV that crashed into a truck in the West End in August reported that his vehicle was stolen before a hit-and-run.

On the evening of August 13, a passerby reported to police that an unattended silver-colored GMC Acadia crashed into a parked Ford F-150 in the 5700 block of Reading Avenue in the West End.

The Acadia was left unattended in the travel lane with damage to its front passenger side, and the F-150 was damaged on its driver’s side rear end, according to a police search warrant affidavit.

The Acadia was not empty.

“During the inventory of the vehicle, a white Apple iPhone was located in the driver’s seat, later placed into the Alexandria Police Department’s Property and Evidence Room,” according to police.

The responding officers left a note when they were not able to contact the owner of the Acadia at his home. The next day, though, the owner told police that he had not been driving his SUV, and “subsequently reported his vehicle had been stolen,” according to the search warrant.

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