A brazen auto theft took place at the Chevron in Highland Village last night at 7:00 PM.
A lady was at the self-service gas pump while her ten year-old daughter was in the vehicle. A black male walked up and got in the car in front of "everyone at the gas station". The child screamed and jumped out of the vehicle. The thief drove away. Gas station employees tried to stop him but to no avail. The crime is considered to be an auto theft as no weapon was used. The victim's sister posted this update on Nextdoor:
My sister was carjacked tonight at Highland Village Chevron as she pumped gas. The assailant entered her car from passenger side as she finished pumping gas. Her 10 year old was in the car and managed to get out of car. The assailant stole her car, her purse, her phone, all identification and keysA witness posted this message:
Kudos to Chevron employees who tried to stop him.
Please be careful and aware and lock your car at all times.
Burgundy Toyota Scion wagon with Hinds County plates.
I unfortunately witnessed this. It is incredible how brazen the guy was. There were many people around when it happened, including another lady with her daughter. These people do not care about anyone else and are undeterred by security guards, etc. I don't know what the solution is, but something significant has to change or the crime will continue to get worse.
JPD confirmed the crime took place.