Caught on Camera: Man Allegedly Steals Car in 30 Seconds in Clairemont

Kimberly King 1996 Honda Accord was stolen on early Friday morning.

A man allegedly stole a car approximately 30 seconds in a Clairemont neighborhood and the entire theft was caught on video.

Clairemont resident Kimberly King spoke exclusively to NBC 7 about the bizarre theft that left her rattled.

On Friday morning around 8:40 a.m., a man walked up to Kings’ 1996 Honda Accord parked on the street in the 3900 block of Mount Albertine Avenue in Clairemont. Surveillance video shows the man jiggling with the lock of the car, opening the door and then driving off down the street.

“Almost like he picked my car and in less than 30 seconds, it was gone,” King said.

She told NBC 7, she is confident she locked her car, which is why she is so shocked at how fast the man was able to break in and drive off.

“It just freaks me out. Someone is walking the streets and just picking cars out,” she said.

King said she’s a mobile hairdresser and kept all of her equipment inside her car. At the very least, she said she wants her stuff back.

NBC 7 contacted the San Diego Police Department about the incident but has not heard back yet.

But according to the California Highway Patrol, the 1996 Honda Accord was the most targeted in car thefts in 2014 and 2015.

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