Stolen car found submerged in lake off Shore Drive

WAVY/Stephanie Harris

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) — A stolen car was found submerged in a lake Wednesday, according to a Virginia Beach police spokesperson.

Tonya Pierce says police were called about the car just after 8:35 a.m after someone spotted it bobbing along in the water and called 911. No one was in the car when it was found, according to Pierce.

A dive team responded to the and removed the car from the water.

Pierce says the car was reported stolen in the 4000 block of Windermere Court — near the Pembroke area of the city — around 5:40 a.m.

The owner of the car told 10 On Your Side’s Stephanie Harris  that he leaves an extra key in his wife’s vehicle. When she got up to go to work, she noticed her car had been rummaged through. They then realized his car was missing.

The lake is about a five-mile drive from the area in which the car was reported stolen.

Residents near the lake say they did not hear anything go into the water.

Police have no suspect information at this time.

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