Police are investigating a car theft that occurred at a gas station early Wednesday morning.
The car was stolen shortly before 5am when a woman stopped at the Chevron gas station on Petaluma Boulevard North and went inside the market, while leaving her car running.
She was inside for two minutes and as she was coming back out she saw her black 98 Ford Explorer driven away. The suspect is described as white man in his mid 40s, weighing 170 pounds, with a dark goatee and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.
He was accompanied by a woman in her 20s, about 125, 5’5 and wearing pajama bottoms with “distinctive stripes” who took over as the driver of the suspect’s car. The stolen car is a two-door black 98 Ford Explorer, license plate #4HXZ520.
Anyone has any information is asked to contact the Petaluma Police Department at 707-778-4372.
In addition, police received three reports of car break-ins last Friday, two of which occurred downtown. On Friday, someone broke the window of car parked in the 100 block of Keller Street around noon and stole a backpack.
Around 1:40pm Friday, a car parked in the Golden Eagle Shopping Center on East Washington was broken into and items stolen. Police believe the two burglaries are connected.
Over on the Eastside, a resident reported that his tools and jacket were stolen from his car, parked in the 400 block of Sutter Street, near E. Washington Street and Ely Boulevard. The reporting party admitted that he had not locked his car.