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A patron at the Circle K gas station in Roanoke got a big thanksgiving day surprise when he exited the store after buying a cup of coffee and found that his car was gone.
According to the Roanoke Police Department, the victim, identified as Michael Trammell, gassed up his car around 4 a.m. last Thursday at one of the Circle K pumps, and left his keys in the car when he went inside to get a cup of coffee. When he came back out of the store his 2012 Lincoln MKZ was gone.
Roanoke PD officers checked the store’s surveillance footage and got a visual description of the suspected thief. Meanwhile, using an app on the car owner’s phone, they were able to pinpoint the location of the vehicle, which was showing as located on the power line road near Fincher Road and Pope Road in Roanoke. Officers were able to find a suspect matching the description from the surveillance video, indentified as 19-year-old Randall Lee Overton of Roanoke. Overton still had the key fob from the stolen vehicle and was arrested and charged with felony auto theft.