Two women targeted while filling tires

Published: Oct. 25, 2016 at 10:39 PM MDT
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Brazen criminals got more than they bargained for when they stole a woman's car Monday night.

Kaitlynn Sartor

at the Kum and Go on South Nevada near I-25 when a man grabbed her keys and jumped in.

"I grabbed onto the Jeep and grabbed onto the sport utility rack, and I was holding on and running with them, and I told him to get out and I told him to stop," Sartor recalled. "I had my lighter in my hand, and I was banging on the window trying to get him to brake...he just kept going. He...gunned it."

Sartor said she was dragged several dozen feet before she lost her grip.

The crook's attempt at getting away fast ended up being his undoing, Sartor's boyfriend told 11 News.

"I already knew that the motor was going to blow on it if he drove it too hard. He drove it too hard and it looks like he came to a skating stop when the bottom of the motor blew out."

The Jeep was found the very next day -- apparently ditched because it had broken down.

The same thing happened to Jolene Moon last week.

"I was getting in air in my tires at Airport and Academy and my car drove off. ... I just looked around -- I was shocked. I was like, 'who is it?' I mean, why? I just didn't understand. I was shocked and the car was gone."

Police called Moon the following day to tell her the car had been recovered in Stratmoor Valley. Like with Sartor's vehicle, the car was no longer drivable.

"It wouldn't start or anything like that, so I had it towed," she said.

Moon told 11 News she can't afford to get it fixed because she lives on a $700 monthly disability check.

"I don't think it’s right, it's our livelihood, you know. It's all I have. I have so many feelings going on I can't describe it, it's just overwhelming."

We asked Springs police if this was a growing trend we need to watch out for, but we're told two cases aren’t enough to call it a trend.

There are GoFundMe pages set up for both victims. To help, click on the links