A car salesman in Hayward said Monday that he is in disbelief after a man stole a luxury SUV right from the lot in the middle of the afternoon.
It happened around 2:45pm Sunday at Empire Auto on Mission Boulevard.
Mubin Mujaddide said two men expressed interest in a 2004 Range Rover and wanted to take it for a test drive.
When Mujaddide asked for a driver’s license, he said one of the men walked off the lot to get it.
Mujaddide said the other man then shoved him, jumped in the $17,000 Range Rover and sped off on Mission Boulevard.
“He just pushed me and as soon as he put his hands on my shoulder I knew. I knew they were after the car,” said Mujaddide who wasn’t seriously hurt.
Mujuaddide got in another vehicle and followed the SUV but said he turned around a few minutes later saying it wasn’t safe.
Hayward police responded to the theft and are looking for the two suspects.
The Range Rover is grey in color with a dealership license plate on the front.
Mujaddide told KTVU he wished he would have trusted his gut.
“Sometimes you have a feeling that something is wrong but you don’t want to believe it,” Mujaddide said. “I could tell that from the beginning that something was wrong.”