Shots fired into car in Norfolk neighborhood 

Posted at 11:11 AM, May 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-20 18:05:20-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Norfolk Police say they are investigating shots fired into a car.

Police were called to the area of Nathan Avenue and Media Avenue around 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning. Neighbors reported gun shots shortly after 4:00 a.m.

Jessica Polston says she told officers that she found two bullet holes in her brand new Ford Focus.

She says her sister's car was broken into and someone opened her mother's car as well.

Polston says no one was able to get into her car, but there was a purse sitting in her passenger seat.

"Both of the bullets are now lodged into my air bag and I can't drive my car, so now I'm out of a car," says Polston. "If they are so desperate to get my wallet, I'd rather them just get in there and take it, you know?"

A neighbor on Dominion Avenue, near Brookefield Road, just down the street from Polston, sent News 3 surveillance video taken overnight on Tuesday.

The video shows a man trying to enter several cars and two others with him. She says the thieves got into at least two cars on her street and stole cash or change.

It's unclear if those men are responsible for Polston's car, but now she has cameras outside of her home as well.

"The neighborhood I thought was safe, now, we just don't know anymore," she says.

According to Norfolk Police Public Information Officer,  Daniel Hudson, there have been more than 1,300 thefts from cars across the city so far this year.

He says that is about 200 more thefts than this time last year.