PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — Portsmouth police are looking for two men accused of an attempted carjacking early Monday morning.
The 40-year-old victim told officers it happened in the 3500 block of Dartmouth Street, around 5:30 a.m. Police say she was at a stop sign with her windows down when two young men approached her purple Ford Taurus.
The woman was injured during the crime, but was able to drive herself to a local hospital. Because of health privacy laws, police can’t say how the victim was hurt, but they told WAVY.com she was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital.
Investigators only have a vague description of the suspects because the men were wearing bandannas over their faces. They are still on the loose, and police want the public to be on the alert.
“If you already know the make and model of your vehicle, just be a good witness. Look at what they are wearing, listen to how they talk, some of the things about them — scars, marks, tattoos, piercings, anything that you can remember about them,” Detective Misty Holley said. “Try not to always fight individuals like this, because it could end up where your injured seriously or possibly even killed.”
A neighbor told 10 On Your Side he is concerned after hearing about the attempted carjacking.
“This was a pretty nice area when I first moved out here. Now it seems that I’m hearing more and more things, about crimes in this area,” resident Michael Daniel said.
Daniel said he wants to do more to keep the neighborhood safe and may look into starting a neighborhood watch program.
“Security is the main thing that’s on my mind right about now,” Daniel said.