Rapper will.i.am is close to discovering the culprits responsible for stealing his beloved sports car after hiring private investigators to track them down.
The Black Eyed Peas star's white, custom-made supercar disappeared on 14 August (12) from the parking lot at The Avalon Club in Los Angeles, where he held his album launch party, and he pleaded with fans on Twitter.com in a bid to get it back.
He refused to contact police about the incident and instead decided to enlist Ryan Friedlinghaus of West Coast Customs, the garage which helped customise the vehicle, to locate the car.
They managed to find the missing wheels thanks to the use of a tracking device fitted to the vehicle, and will.i.am was reunited with the ride three days later (17Aug12).
However, the rapper still had no idea who was to blame for illegally taking the car and he hired professional detectives to look into the matter - and they have almost cracked the case.
In a Twitter.com post on Thursday (23Aug12), will.i.am writes, "The private investigators I hired are close on (sic) finding out who was responsible for my car being stolen.I have my car but items were taken."