Thieves steal airbag, three doors from Va. woman's SUV

Thieves steal airbag, three doors from Va. woman's SUV

Posted: Updated:
A Virginia woman sent this photo to FOX 5 after she said thieves ripped three doors right off her Nissan Rogue. A Virginia woman sent this photo to FOX 5 after she said thieves ripped three doors right off her Nissan Rogue.
STAFFORD, Va. -

A Stafford County woman is shopping for a new car after thieves stole three of the four doors off her SUV. And that's not all. They also took the airbag out of the steering wheel.

The damage was so extensive, the insurance company totaled the car.

These thieves were so good that they dismantled the driver’s side door and both passenger side doors without attracting any attention.

They came in the middle of the night and disabled the car’s alarm before getting to work.

Jackie, the owner of the car who asked that we not use her last name, says she left the house to head to work last Wednesday and immediately noticed the driver’s side door gone. She called 911 before noticing the doors on the passenger side were gone as well.

“The police (officer who) came in the morning said he had never seen nothing like that,” she said. “He said they must have been pros. They tried to find fingerprints, but there were no fingerprints left.”

Jackie says she lives on a quiet street in the Austin Ridge section of the county and none of her neighbors heard a thing.

Investigators discovered the thieves opened the hood and disconnected the battery before getting to the doors. They also took the airbag from the steering wheel.

The insurance company told Jackie her car is a total loss.

"People don't know how hard we work to get our stuff, and then someone comes and takes it out of your driveway, there is no security anymore,” said Jackie. “It's just very, very sad to see this happen.”

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office says Jackie’s car was one of five targeted by thieves the same night, but they only took airbags from the other cars.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau says airbags retail from a reputable dealer for about a thousand dollars, but on the black market, the prices range from $50 to $200.

  • Viral StoriesMore>>

  • Mail carrier says she was assaulted over missing mail, but DC police tell different story

    Mail carrier says she was assaulted over missing mail, but DC police tell different story

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:52:12 GMT
    A U.S. Postal Worker says she was assaulted by two women in a dispute over missing mail, but D.C. police tell a different story. They say she was the aggressor and the suspect instead, and that she may have called friends for help before officers arrived.
    A U.S. Postal Worker says she was assaulted by two women in a dispute over missing mail, but D.C. police tell a different story. They say she was the aggressor and the suspect instead, and that she may have called friends for help before officers arrived.
  • Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite

    Spacewalking astronauts release baby satellite

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:40:07 GMT
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite Monday, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth. Russian Oleg Artemiev cast the 4-inch box off with his gloved right hand as the International Space Station sailed 260 miles above the cloud-flecked planet. The nanosatellite gently tumbled as it cleared the vicinity of the orbiting complex, precisely as planned. "One, two, three," someone called out in Russian as Artemiev let go of the sate...
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- Spacewalking astronauts launched a tiny Peruvian research satellite Monday, setting it loose on a mission to observe Earth. Russian Oleg Artemiev cast the 4-inch box off with his gloved right hand as the International Space Station sailed 260 miles above the cloud-flecked planet. The nanosatellite gently tumbled as it cleared the vicinity of the orbiting complex, precisely as planned. "One, two, three," someone called out in Russian as Artemiev let go of the sate...
  • New marijuana drug 'Wax' looks and feels like lip balm

    New marijuana drug 'Wax' looks and feels like lip balm

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:39:19 GMT
    It goes by the name Wax, Butter and Honeycomb on the streets, and it can pack a kick equal to 15 to 20 joints of marijuana. The new drug looks and feels like lip balm. It's made from the oils of marijuana plants and has a high level of THC - the chemical that produces a high.
    It goes by the name Wax, Butter and Honeycomb on the streets, and it can pack a kick equal to 15 to 20 joints of marijuana. The new drug looks and feels like lip balm. It's made from the oils of marijuana plants and has a high level of THC - the chemical that produces a high.

Powered by WorldNow

WDCA My20 & my20dc.com
5151 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016

Phone: (202) 244-5151
Email Us

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices