WEST MILWAUKEE -- A woman was carjacked at gunpoint outside the Target store on Miller Park Way on Wednesday, June 1st -- in broad daylight. It was a scary encounter that happened in an area where thousands of people shop every day. Police are now looking for the suspects responsible.
"I always thought it would happen to other people -- not to me," the victim said.
It was 10:00 a.m. Wednesday when the victim, who asked that FOX6 News not identify her, went to the Target store on Miller Park Way in West Milwaukee to buy birthday cards.
"I was in the car, filling out the birthday cards. It was running," the victim said.
Suddenly, a gun appeared in her open window.
"Two men on either side of my car pointed guns at me and told me to get out of my car and where is the wallet?" the victim said.
She obeyed their orders, and stepped out of her vehicle.
"I just thought cars are materialistic things. Your life is more important," the victim said.
She watched as the men drove away in her car.
"They got in the driver and passenger side and then they had a back-up car with two people -- a driver and passenger as well that followed my car being stolen," the victim said.
Looking back, the victim says she thinks she was targeted because she was in a running vehicle, and because she had parked in a secluded part of the lot.
"It happens like, in just in a heartbeat," the victim said.
In a statement, Target official said, in part, that safety is a top priority and "Target is partnering closely with local law enforcement on this manner."
West Milwaukee police said they're looking for four black males around the age of 20. We're told one suspect had short black hair and he was wearing a brown T-shirt and dark jeans. Another suspect had longer, Afro-style hair and was wearing a black T-shirt and dark jeans.
We're told the suspects drove away in a black, four-door sedan. The victim's vehicle, a gray Toyota Corolla, was recovered Wednesday night, June 1st near 30th Street and North Avenue in Milwaukee.
"I think they're just young kids that are a little lost," the victim said.
This victim hopes her story can serve as a warning to others.
"Just make sure your car is locked. Make sure you're in a safe place -- around a lot of people," the victim said.