LITTLETON, Colo. -- A woman was assaulted and another threatened by a man before their cars were stolen in broad daylight this weekend.
The first carjacking happened around 12:20 p.m. Saturday on West Mineral Avenue near South Utica Drive.
The woman said a man with a handgun approached her and demanded her black 2002 Toyota Celica.
"I honestly thought someone was joking with me because it was the middle of the day," said the victim, who asked her identity be concealed. "That’s when he put the gun to my head and said get the **** out of the car."
She immediately complied, and he drove away.
Sunday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. a woman sitting in her car at the Littleton Museum was approached by a man who later showed a gun and demanded her black 2006 Buick Lacrosse.
"The victim was struck by the suspect during the robbery and suffered non-life- threatening injuries," police said in a release.
In both cases the victims gave police similar details about the suspect.
"It’s very unusual for our community," said Commander Trent Cooper with the Littleton Police Department. "We don’t have that much violent crime here in our community, so to have that type of incident, especially two such incidents that are so closely related, is very concerning to us."
Police released a vague description of a heavyset, black man in his late teens to early 20s.
They were still looking for the victim's vehicles.
The black 2002 Toyota Celica had a Colorado license plate number of 587-EOY.
The black 2006 Buick Lacrosse had a Colorado license plate number of 621- EUQ.
Now, the woman in the first carjacking is worried it will happen again.
"I’m just glad I got out of the car," she said. "I think that’s the best thing to do if someone tries to steal from you. Your life is way more important than your vehicle."