“We feel insecure,” Neighbors on high alert after woman allegedly carjacked in driveway

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- Police are looking for two teens who allegedly carjacked a woman in her own driveway.

Investigators say it happened around 1:00 a.m. Monday morning in a neighborhood near Classen and NW 31st St.

NewsChannel 4 spoke to the victim as she and her daughter were packing up to leave. They both appeared to be very shaken up.

Nearby residents are also unsettled.

"I am flabbergasted. Even though I know it happens kind of commonly in a large city such as this, but it does not make me feel safe," Emanuel Tolbert, who lives down the street, said.

The victim told police she was pulling into the driveway when two young males attacked her and pointed a  pistol at her forehead.

She said the suspects got away with not only her car, but her phone, purse, debit card and IDs.

"They need help. They need Jesus, is what they need because you wouldn't do that, nothing like that if you had the love of God in your heart. There's no way you would hurt someone that way because that's a painful thing," Tolbert said.

The owner of a nearby automotive shop says he is upset about the crime, but sadly he says he is not surprised.

"It sounds familiar in this area because it happens a lot," Abdul Karem, with Uptown Garage Auto Repair, said.

In fact, he claims he himself has had two vehicles stolen outside his shop, one of them right before his eyes.

"It's kind of risky because we came here just to work, you know, to do our job and go home safely. We feel insecure," Karem said.

While they hope for change in their neighborhood, people in the area are keeping their eyes open.

"No one can come visit me because I'm afraid that that may happen to them, but I’m appalled at this," Tolbert said.

We are told the suspects are between the ages of 15 and 17 and that they have been seen wandering the neighborhood before.

They got away in a 2003 Bronze Cadillac that has a University of Phoenix sticker on it.

If you have any information call Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.

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