Police seek victims of "one-man chop shop"

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Aundra Pollard, 22, of Lawrenceville.
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  • LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Police are calling a Lawrenceville man a "one-man chop shop" after they arrested him with stolen auto parts at his home. Aundra Pollard is accused of stealing the auto parts from a neighbor. Police said it was the third similar arrest in two years.

    Further investigation by Gwinnett County Police Detectives revealed Pollard sold numerous auto parts on his Facebook page and several cars, motorcycles and parts on an online classified site for car enthusiasts. They are trying to find out how many of those parts and vehicles were stolen.

    PHOTO ALBUM | Parts and vehicles sold by suspect

    "(Detectives) would like to speak to anyone who has purchased any items or vehicles from this suspect to determine whether or not any of those items or vehicles were stolen," said Cpl. Jake Smith.

    In the latest incident, Pollard is accused of stealing several auto parts from a neighbor on Cedar Drive in Lawrenceville. Those parts were later found at Pollard's home on Cedar Farms Drive.

    Items stolen from the victim were an engine, transmission, hood fenders, light covers, bumper, exhaust down pipe, stereo, air fuel ratio, booster and boost control gauges. "He probably just carried the hood and the fender of this car down to his house," Cpl. Smith said. "And the engine, as large as it is, was actually on a small cart with wheels, and we believe he just pushed it down the street to his house.

    Cpl. Smith said Pollard had a similar year and model car to the victims and police believe he was using the parts on his car. The parts fit a car still sitting in Pollard's driveway, a 1990 Nissan 240SX.

    Detectives became suspicious when they found the parts and vehicles for sale on Facebook and www.mautofied.com. "We'd like to talk to the people who purchased them and of course anyone who thinks they might have been stolen from them," Cpl. Smith said.

    On the website, Pollard's seller history shows he sold six cars and three motorcycles since January 2011.

    If you recognize any of the vehicles or parts in the photo album above, call Gwinnett County Police.

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