HIGH POINT, N.C. (WFMY) — We’re always telling you to lock your car doors, but apparently, thieves don’t need to open a car door to steal what’s inside.
WFMY News 2 spoke with a High Point family that was robbed of their gasoline, right out of the tank.
When Christy Dvorscak’s husband got in the car Thursday morning, he knew he had at least a half a tank from the night before.
“It was a day of frustration,” she said, “We came outside this morning. My husband works in Charlotte, and as he was leaving this morning, he started the car up and realized that half a tank of gas that we had was on empty.”
The family suspects it happened between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday night when the Honda was unlocked in their driveway.
“For this vehicle, they just simply had to press that and there is no gas cap on the newer vehicles, on many of them. So they were just able to put something in and siphon it out,” she said, “Very bold. And they’re taking a huge chance. You know one thing that has crossed my mind is, gosh are we in a society now where we all need cameras for our houses?”
The family says this is a lesson learned and they’ll always be locking their cars from now on. But, they’ve got a couple of cars including a Jeep, without a lock on the gas cap. Dvorscak says she’s frustrated, so she alerted her neighbors.
“We did put it on Nextdoor, specifically for this neighborhood, mostly out of frustration because I really wanted to know if anybody else had experienced this and let them know that this has happened to us,” she said.
The family did try and file a police report, but High Point police told her there’s really not much they can do, other than send extra patrol cars to the area at night.