Woman Carjacked in Omaha Neighborhood

Omaha police are investigating an early Saturday morning carjacking in a residential area.

Around 2:45 Saturday morning, police responded to a report of a carjacking in the area of 60th and Park Lane Drive.

Terrifying moments for a young mother over the weekend when two men point a gun at her face and steal her car.

The women, who didn’t want to be identified, said she had just gotten home late Friday night into Saturday morning around 2:30. That's when she says the two got out of a white van that she thought was going to run a nearby stop sign – instead they got out and came towards her in the driveway with the gun drawn demanding her car keys.

“Next thing you know, he ran up to pick up the keys and that is when I tried to back up, back up as far as I can. The guy that was in the white van was saying, if you move, if you do anything I am going to shoot you, you better not doing anything, better not look, if you move or do anything I am going to shoot you.”

Trembling with fear, the woman recounted the moments that she said seemed to last forever. Reporter asks, “Could you see the gun?” Woman replies, “Yes, I could see the barrel, I was looking right down the barrel it was that close.”

At this point, she was hiding between the screen and front door of her home; luckily she said her 6 and 3-year-old girls were at grandma's house. The suspects didn't take her purse, which had her cell phone in it, so she was able to call 911, but she says the most nerve-wracking part was that they took the house keys. “I haven't been asleep since Friday, so I am still shaken up but I am still trying to get through it.”

In the end, she thanks the police and investigators for their quick response but believes it is time to move from the home, but now without two car seats, the car itself and a permanent place to stay, it’ll be a long road to recovery. “I’m a mother, so you've got to look at I could have lost my life that night and I’ve got to live day by day, so I will try and move past it but once you close your eyes you don't get past it, it keep on reminding you of what happened that same night.”

Police said that a man approached a woman who was in her family's 2011 Chevy HHR. He got out of a van and took out a gun, demanding her car keys. He then got into the vehicle and took off heading south on 60th Street. Police said that he was following the van he arrived in, which is described as a newer model, white van.

The carjacking victim was not hurt.

Police described the car as a silver Chevy HHR with Nebraska license plate number TKX820.

Police are still looking for the people involved. Anyone with information is asked to call Omaha Crime Stoppers at 402-444-STOP.


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