STOCKTON -- North San Joaquin Street near Alpine Avenue can be a quiet place, but neighbors said around 11 p.m. Wednesday the piercing sound of sirens flooded the streets.
"We heard the sirens and that was it,” neighbor Bonnie Wolfe said.
That’s when the Stockton Police Department said a woman was attacked, her gray Buick carjacked.
"You said you saw me with a surprise look on my face because you still get kind of shocked like, ‘Oh!,’” Stockton resident Valeri Galvan told FOX40.
"I don’t like it, but you know, you can’t decide what happens,” Wolfe said.
Neighbors were surprised to hear of the crime but said they’re not completely shocked.
"Don’t think it’s very safe, and Stockton’s kind of getting out of control, but it happens all over you know,” neighbor Amber Taylor said.
Investigators said the thief pushed the woman to the ground and then drove away in her car. But it didn’t go far. Police said the Buick was found about a 10 minute drive from North San Joaquin on Harding Way around 4 a.m. Thursday.
As for the neighbors, some say they have guard dogs to help keep them safe. Like Wolfe who has one that barks, one that bites.
"I know when anybody comes around if they dare to walk on my sidewalk or anything like that the dogs let me know,” Wolfe said.
The police department does not have a further description of the suspect. If you have any information please call police or Crime Stoppers.