Caught on Camera: Car stolen from a woman at Wolcott gas station

WOLCOTT -- Police have released scary surveillance video of a woman's car being stolen from a gas station Tuesday night.

Wolcott police said a call came in 10 p.m., reporting that a car was stolen from the Cumberland Farms at 1655 Meriden Road.

The video shows a female getting out of her car to pump gas. As she was about to put the nozzle in the tank, police say a man dressed in black clothing got out of what appeared to be a light colored Chevy that had been parked at a nearby pump and ran to the females car, stealing it.

The female had tried to open the passenger door as the car was moving but was dragged to the ground.

Police said the car headed east on Meriden Road and made an immediate U-turn, then fled west on Meriden Road.

Police said the victim luckily suffered only minor injuries, say this is the third time recently where a suspect had either stolen a purse or a vehicle while the victim was standing nearby.

"As a reminder, please take your car keys out of the ignition when you are at a gas station, or anywhere else," Chief Edward Stephens said, "The victims in all three cases never saw the suspect coming."