GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Gwinnett County police say a Lawrenceville man awaiting trial accused of stealing a car, was taking expensive car parts then advertising them for sale on the Internet.
Police said they began investigating 22-year-old Aundra Pollard again in late August when one of his neighbors reported car parts stolen from his driveway.
"The victim took it upon himself to drive by this suspects home and could actually see parts of his car in the driveway and in the garage," Gwinnett Police Cpl. Jake Smith told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh.
Smith said investigators soon discovered he was advertising those stolen parts on his Facebook page.
A Gwinnett County detective showed Kavanaugh the pictures of various parts Pollard posted on his Facebook page. In the advertisement he
wrote, "My trash is someone's treasure."
Police said they recovered the stolen parts, including an engine from Pollard's home.
Another Internet search led them to Pollard's account on Mautofied.com.
According to his account activity he sold 13 items ranging in price from hundreds to thousands of dollars.
Police believe he kept some of the parts to rebuild his own car.
"We have our suspicions that these items might be stolen. Anyone who has purchased anything from this suspect we would like to speak to regarding the parts that they purchased," Smith said.
Police said Pollard is awaiting trial accused of stealing a car from the parking lot of the Duluth Police Department in 2010.
He is back in the Gwinnett County
Jail for the new charges including theft by receiving and operating a chop shop.