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Thieves steal wheels from VCU student's car

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A thief left a big mess for one VCU student Thursday. Police say someone stole three wheels from her car.

Rianna Pursley is the victim's roommate. Her neighbor noticed the car first. She walked outside with her roommate around 1:00 a.m. and saw all the wheels taken off the Jetta.

"I don't know," said Pursley. "I was shocked. We were up until 4:00 a.m. because we couldn't sleep."

She says they called police who took fingerprints and even staked out the neighborhood in case the thief or thieves returned. They left behind one tire on the ground, some bolts and the jack leading Pursley to believe they may have had to rush off for fear of getting caught.

"Why else would they go through the trouble of taking the tire off the car?" Pursley added. "If  someone did see, why didn't they say anything?"

Neighbor Chris Smith says he heard a loud noise around Wednesday night, but didn't think much of it at the time.

"There was just a screeching noise like something was scratching on the ground," Smith said. "We thought a car was slamming on its breaks almost. It was really loud."

Pursley says her roommate, along with most people in this complex, are VCU students. This is the last week before Spring Break, not a convenient time to worry about an expensive repair.   Neighbors say they can't believe someone would go to such great lengths to steal someone's tires.

"Oh yeah, absolutely," said Smith. "That's serious. Four tires is a lot of money for anyone, especially a college student."

A VW dealer in town says, depending on the model, repairs could cost up to 2,000 dollars in some cases.

Anyone who may have heard or seen anything is urged to call Crime Stoppers at: (804) 780-1000. Your tips can remain anonymous.

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