Video shows suspected car thief speeding away from traffic stop, man spotted by police helicopter

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Video from Atlanta Police Department body cameras and a helicopter captured the arrest of a suspected car thief.

Atlanta police said Ralique Robinson was driving a car stolen from Alabama when officers stopped him for not having valid tags or insurance. He went to Fulton County Jail on Nov. 11 after an Atlanta police helicopter tracked him down when he tried to escape a traffic stop in Zone 3, which covers southeast Atlanta.

Police said officers saw a gun and smelled marijuana when they approached the car, which had multiple people inside. Video shows the car speeding off as police approached the backseat window.

Atlanta police K-9s and Air Units tracked the car. The helicopter found one of the suspects hiding behind a home. Police arrested the man, Robinson, after a short pursuit on foot.

Police said Robinson had been driving the car and faces several charges:

Theft by Receiving Stolen Property
Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
Possession of Marijuana, less than an ounce
Possession of a Controlled Substance
Fleeing and Eluding
Obstruction of Justice

Police said investigators are still looking for two other men.

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