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Police Make Arrest in Fayetteville Carjacking

Posted November 2, 1999 6:00 a.m. EST

— Fayetteville police have arrested a woman accused of stealing a car with two kids inside.

Police say 31-year-old Diane Atkins stole the car Monday. The children's mother ran inside the Public Works Commission to pay a bill. When she came out, her car and her children were gone.

The carjacker dropped the children off, uninjured, at Cape Fear Hospital. Atkins is charged with first-degree kidnapping and felonious larceny of a motor vehicle.