Neighbors help in saving vehicle from being stolen in Roanoke

Roanoke Valley News

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Kaleb Leginus was napping in his home when he was awakened by his mother and a neighbor who said someone had just tried to steal his car.

The neighbor’s watchful eye, he said, is what stopped the potential car thief, but we are not revealing that neighbor’s identity for their safety.

The neighbor recalled the incident, saying, “He turned around and looked at the truck, and ran, and got in the truck and they left.”

They fear it will not just be a one-time attempt.

“It’s scary. They’ve been casing the neighborhood. I hope there’s other neighbors that are watching out because they said they have seen this truck several times.”

According to Leginus, the marks are still visible from where the potential thief may have been trying to remove his bumper. He said when he ran outside, his bumper was partially on the ground.

Leginus has owned his car for nearly a year and said he has turned it into his dream car. Knowing that this happened he said has been causing him distress.

“Sleeping has gotten a little more difficult, every time I get a notification from my camera I pop up and look at it, I have to look. Every morning I wake up to check the camera see if my car is still even outside,” he said.

Luckily, he said his car was locked.

“I think if the car wasn’t locked, I mean there’s a very good possibility that the car could be gone. I may have never seen my car again, I don’t know. It’s hard to tell, but I’d say so. It seems like they knew what they wanted, and the car is what it was,” he explained.

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