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Navy veteran's car stolen while waiting to pick up food

Stolen car surveillance
Posted at 6:00 PM, Feb 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-19 21:29:02-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man says his car was stolen while he was picking up a delivery order from a Subway in Clairemont.

Luis Riveramerced said he was working for Postmates, a food delivery app, on Tuesday when he stopped at the Subway in Clairemont Town Square.

“All I had to do is grab the bag and take off,” he said.

So he felt comfortable leaving his car running, expecting to be in and out in a few seconds.

“If I know it’s pick-up only, then I'll let my car run. I’ll just grab it,” he said.

But while he was inside, he noticed part of the order was missing.

As he was waiting for the order to be fixed, surveillance video captured a man peeking into the store, getting in his car and driving away.

“I was like wow,” he remembered thinking when he went back outside. “I wasn’t expecting somebody to jump in my car right in front of me and take off like that.”

He called the police but by the time they got there, the driver was long gone.

“You put a little bit of trust and now I will never do that again,” said Riveramerced.

A Navy veteran, he said he’d been working for Postmates for a few weeks. He is now using his mom’s car to continue delivering orders.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the San Diego Police Department.