Alexandria Police are investigating the second car stolen this month from a gas station — while the owner is pumping gas. The most recent incident occurred at around 9 a.m. Thursday morning at a gas station in the 2300 block of Richmond Highway in Crystal City.
“The victim had just finished pumping gas when the vehicle was stolen around 9:30 this morning,” according to Alexandria Police. “The suspect accessed the vehicle through an unlocked door.”
No one was injured. The vehicle was found 90 minutes later in the 2600 block of 18th Street SE in the District. Police located it through its tracking system.
ALXnow has reached out to the police for more and will update the story accordingly.
This is the second incident of its kind to occur this month. On Feb. 7, local business owner Allison Priebe‘s car was stolen while she pumped gas.
“For your own safety and protection, lock your doors and keep your keys and key fobs on your person when pumping gas,” police advised.
NOTIFICATION:: The Alexandria Police Dept. is conducting a stolen vehicle investigation in the 2300 blk of Richmond Hwy. It happened around 9:30am, after the victim had just finished pumping gas. Vehicle was recovered in D.C. about 90 mins later. For more: https://t.co/7tnITBoX8Y
— Alexandria Police (@AlexandriaVAPD) February 18, 2021