Hampton woman has car stolen, takes action to save future victims

Posted at 5:28 PM, Jan 21, 2015

Hampton, Va. - This Hampton woman is not shy about telling us how she felt when her car was stolen from her driveway while she was home a few weeks ago.

"Freaking pissed,” she says. That's what I was and what my husband was."

However, she was shy about revealing her identity. She did not want to share her name or face on camera.
"I thought my husband had went up the street and I heard the car start but it wasn't him and I just told him the car is being stolen, the car, the car," she says.

She's afraid she could be a target again. It was around two in the morning when she says the thief jimmied the lock on her car that was parked in her driveway on Tabatha Circle in the Michaels Woods neighborhood. They drove off, but she says it wasn't long before police were able to find her car thanks to OnStar.

"They located the car, put an engine lock on the car so it couldn't be moved anymore and they found the car on 17th street in downtown Newport News."

She feels fortunate, but says the next victim may not be so lucky. That's why this woman took action and shared her story with NewsChannel 3.

"I think everyone in the neighborhood needs to know what`s going on. For future reference they need to protect their belongings. Right now police say they don't have any suspects.”

Neighbors say another car on their street was also broken into around the same time, but that vehicle was unlocked.

Police says they don’t have any suspects. I you have any information, you can take action against crime and call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.