Neighbors react after carjacking in driveway in suburban Greece

Raven Brown
Created: April 07, 2021 05:53 PM

GREECE, N.Y. (WHEC) — Greece Police tell News10NBC a recent carjacking incident happened at a home on Winesap Point Monday around midnight.

Neighbors who have lived in the neighborhood for decades said it’s always quiet and nothing like this has happened before.

“All I could do was stand with my mouth hung open,” Ann Marie Switzer said. “Never have I seen anything like that happen around here and it shakes you up a bit."

Ann Marie Switzer and her husband, Steve, said on Monday their neighbor came to them asking if they heard or saw anything after they got carjacked at gunpoint Monday morning at their home.

“We’ve been here 20 years and this is the first time anything like this has happened in this area,” Ann Marie said. “I mean there's very little police presence here most of the time."

Greece Police issued an alert Monday saying the thieves are operating in two patterns of robbery.

The first method is to rear-end the target car at low speeds and then approach the victim and rob them at gunpoint. The second pattern is the thieves will follow the victim to their destination and do the same, which is what police believe happened on Winesap.

"It's concerning, the extra activity and traffic here in this area now has us concerned,” Steve said. 

Police said in this case the victim was not harmed.

The Switzers showed News10NBC a security camera video they gave to police which shows two dark cars speeding away right after midnight and then police showing up a few minutes later.

“It very well could have been worse and I’m glad it was not,” Steve said. “It's a huge safety concern."

They say this was a wake-up call and urging their neighbors to be on high alert and more aware of their surroundings.

“When the dogs go out, they come in, doors get locked,” Ann Marie said. “Alarms get set, cameras are up and rolling were actually looking at getting new and better cameras. You cannot be too safe anymore."

Greece Police said in regards to this case, they say that no arrests have been made and they are still investigating.

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