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Car recovered in Durham carjacking

Posted August 31, 2010

— Durham police on Tuesday morning recovered the vehicle stolen during a carjacking at the BP gas station at 3100 N. Roxboro St. on Monday.

Around 6 p.m. on Monday, police said a woman pulled her car up to the BP station and went inside the convenience store.

When the woman came outside, a man had climbed into her car's driver seat. Police said the woman hung on the passenger side door and tried to stop him from driving away.

As the man backed the car up, he pointed a gun and fired a shot at her, police said.

Authorities said the bullet grazed the woman. She was taken to Duke Hospital for treatment of very minor injuries.

The man left with the woman's vehicle – a gold Honda Accord. The vehicle was found around 8 a.m. Tuesday on Shenandoah Avenue.

No arrests have been made.


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  • gingerlynn Sep 1, 2010

    I bet she doesn't have insurance on it! Otherwise who would risk getting run over or shot over a 1999 car???

  • shortcake53 Aug 31, 2010

    notagain, lets not blame the criminal, its not HIS fault the car was sitting there....... give me a break. It was NOT HIS TO TAKE regardless of how it was left. YOU KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OTHERS STUFF.

  • mike honcho Aug 31, 2010

    It happens every day in derm, people leave their cars running to go into a store, its a wonder more cars arent stolen.

  • notagain1903 Aug 31, 2010

    Do not give it back to her. Some people are just not smart enough to have a car!!! There is a bus stop right near there. Maybe a year on public transportation will get some common sense in her to take the keys out next time!! Totally her own fault for leaving it running!!