DELRAY BEACH, Fla. — A Delray Beach woman said she believed daring thieves targeted her after leaving a grocery store and followed her home when they stole her car this week.
Nancy Jetta said the brazen robbery happened as she was unloading her bags.
The incident was caught on his security camera on Monday afternoon.
The video shows the car thieves driving a white BMW, then two of them enter her garage while she is inside her house.
Within seconds, the thieves were gone with his white Porsche.
“It’s a good scam. You bring groceries and go out and the car is gone,” Jetta said.
She admits she was wrong to leave the garage door open and the keys in the car.
It was an opportunity, which the police admit was too good for the thieves to pass up.
Jetta believes the thieves spotted her leaving a Publix grocery store and then waited outside her house for an opportunity to strike.
“We won’t rule anything out. I know the victim believes she may have been targeted from the grocery store, and we won’t discredit that,” the Delray Beach Police Sgt. said Casey Kelly. “We can’t say it does or it doesn’t, but we do know that there is a criminal tendency to leave vehicles unlocked.”
Jetta said she heard of others being targeted in the same way.
“In one neighborhood, it happened to two people who were also unloading groceries, and when they came back outside, the car was gone,” Jetta said.
His car was later found undamaged in Miami and returned to him.
“I’m just going to be a lot more observant of my surroundings,” Jetta said.