“They must be really bold:” Car thieves target neighbors; their 2 Impalas stolen in as many days

MILWAUKEE -- Two vehicles were stolen in Milwaukee in as many days, and the victims are neighbors who owned Chevy Impalas.

The thefts happened near 60th and Capitol Drive.

Tommie

"It is frustrating," Tommie, car theft victim said. "They must be really bold, you know?"

The first theft happened Monday morning, September 19th.

"I came out in my robe, like 'oh my God,'" Tommie said.

His maroon Chevy Impala was missing from the street where he had parked it overnight.

60th and Capitol Drive

60th and Capitol Drive

"You figure no one would try to do anything on a busy street," Tommie said.

At first he thought it may have been towed, but then, reality set in. The car had been stolen.

"I just hope we get our car back in good condition," Tommie said.

Chevy Impala

The next morning, there was more bad news in the neighborhood.

"It was parked up beside my garage," Tawanda, car theft victim said.

Tawanda

Tawanda

Tommie's upstairs neighbor's brown Chevy Impala disappeared. It was stolen sometime Tuesday morning, September 20th.

"In two days, two vehicles gone at the same exact address. It's not right," Tawanda said.

These neighbors must now find alternate transportation.

"It`s very hard," Tawanda said.

Tawanda

Tawanda

"I hope the best turns out for us. We`re not bad people. I just hope the best turns out for us," Tommie said.

It may have just been a coincidence that two Chevy Impalas were stolen in this case. Police told FOX6 News there weren't any other reports of that type of vehicle stolen from Milwaukee Police Department's District 7 over the past few days.

Chevy Impala

Chevy Impala

So far this year, more than 800 vehicles have been stolen in District 7 alone.

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1 Comment

  • Kanye South

    There needs to be some accountability. I suggest when a vehicle is stolen from a proper law abiding citizen that extreme measures be implemented. One could be in the form of a flame throwing incinerating jets applied at four different angles inside the drivers seat to immobilize the felon to a heap of ash. A demonstration on TV that such a device exists in itself would deter any criminal element to engage in said behavior.