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Woman carjacked outside of Homeland residence

Posted: 11:20 PM, Jul 11, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-12 03:26:16Z

Once you get inside your car you hope that your safe.

Turns out that piece of mind is tough to come by even in the more well-off areas of Baltimore like the Homeland neighborhood.

On Tuesday around 4 pm there was a heavy police presence because a woman was carjacked right outside her home.

She didn’t want to go on camera but said she recently moved to the area and that it was a scary experience.

She obviously doesn’t want anyone else to go through what she did and said she will be locking her car door as soon as she gets in her seat from now on.

Broadmoor road is nested in between York Road and Charles Street, people wave to their neighbors around there.

 “That’s probably why people choose this neighborhood, nice cars and people leave their cars unlocked and keys in them,” said Trey Hugg.

Hugg has a family lawn and landscaping business that works with several of the homeowners in the area.

“At night I hate to see I can understand it but during the day that’s pretty gutsy.”

One neighbor who didn’t want us to use his name said the victim wasn’t the only person targeted.

 “They tried a couple times until they succeeded. That’s definitely the scary when it comes down to it.”

A year ago, there was an armed carjacking a few houses over.

Hugg keeps his equipment on constant lock when he's not using it.

 “Leaving your stuff, you’re in the back of the house trimming and the blowers in the front and you walk back and the blowers gone. You go to look for it and realize oh I’m an idiot I left it outside and somebody took it.”

He said changing the landscape of people’s homes could help the area become less of a target.

 “First keep the bushes trimmed and don’t plant bushes in front of your house like that because it’s easy for them to hide down there,” said Hugg. “No on sees it and at night you can do whatever you want to do. That’s why you should keep them below the window sill.”

The woman’s car was returned, we’re working to figure out if anyone has been arrested.