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Victims watch crook steal their car

By Evrod Cassimy – bio | email

CHESTERFIELD, VA (WWBT) – A Chesterfield family watches in horror as a crook steals a car from their own driveway. It happened in the Happy Hill neighborhood on Loganwood Drive around 11 p.m. this past Sunday.

Thankfully the family's car was found but at a very bizarre discovery. The family's car was found in a neighborhood where another stolen car had been reported but also turned up in their area.

They've seen a dramatic increase in crime in their neighborhood and wanted to remain anonymous while the crooks are still out there. Someone stole a Nissan Pathfinder from the Happy Hill neighborhood. It was hot wired as the victims were at home.

"It was scary," said one of the victims. "It was horrific. Thank God they didn't try to come into the house."

The women were sitting on their couch in the living room when they heard their car start. They looked through the window and saw someone making off with their car.

"He blinded us so we couldn't see him, or whoever it was, and we watched him back out of the driveway and slowly go up the street," said the victim.

After calling police to the area, the victims made another startling discovery.

"There was another vehicle that was parked a few houses up and come to find out that was stolen as well," said the victim.

"I just feel that this is the straw that has broken the camel's back and we do need a neighborhood watch," said another scared neighbor.

Both the victim and the neighbor up the street are afraid for their lives after the recent increase in crime in this area. They are in contact with Chesterfield Police hoping no one else's car turns up missing.

"There's too much going on in this neighborhood and we need to start watching out for each other," said the neighbor.

If you are interested in attending the Happy Hill Neighborhood Watch meeting it's being held at the Chester Library on September 27th at 7 p.m. All neighbors are encouraged to attend.

If there's a crime issue in your neighborhood you want us to help you with, just send an e-mail to ECassimy@nbc12.com.

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