Suspects drove off with Atlanta Amazon driver’s car. He believes they were watching him

ATLANTA — An Atlanta-area Amazon delivery driver is recovering after his car was stolen while he was out making deliveries.

Channel 2′s Larry Spruill spoke with Ardalan Karbasyoun, who said he was dropping off a package in northwest Atlanta last week when it happened.

“I was doing an Amazon delivery, and I was dropping off some packages and two dudes jumped in the car and took off with it,” said Karbasyoun.

Channel 2 Action News received a video that showed two people driving off with an Amazon delivery driver’s car.

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In the video, Karbasyoun walked to his car after he dropped off some packages in the Northwest Atlanta neighborhood on Habershal Drive Northwest. That’s when two suspects jumped into his car and drove off.

The video shows Karbasyoun running after them, but it is too late.

Karbasyoun believes that the suspects were watching him, waiting for the right moment to take the car.

“They said they usually do this because of the packages,” Karbasyoun said. “They will eventually leave the car on the side of the road.”

Karbasyoun said the last few years have been difficult for him.

“I had two back-to-back strokes on the same day. The whole left side of my body was paralyzed,” he said. “Thank God, I was able to walk after a few months.”

Since then, Karbasyoun has been working non-stop to pay the bills.

“I do Doordash and Amazon for a living. I work 100-plus hours a week to be able to afford everything. Everything is so expensive nowadays,” said Karbasyoun.

Right now, he’s driving a rental car.


Since the theft, Karbasyoun has been taking extra safety measures while working.

“I make sure I lock my car every time I get out of my car,” said Karbasyoun.

Police are investigating, and they’re looking through the security video to try to identify those suspects.

He started a fundraiser. To donate, click, here.

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Larry Spruill

Larry Spruill, WSB-TV

Larry Spruill Jr. has been part of the WSB-TV family since March 2022. He is an Emmy Nominated Journalist with over 12 years of news and storytelling experience.