LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Metro Police are investigating after an elderly woman was carjacked at her own home.

The 76-year-old woman lives in the Russell neighborhood at 22nd and Muhammad Ali Boulevard. On Monday night, she was talking on the phone in her car when a man opened the passenger door, got in, ordered her out and stole her car.

Robert Greene, the victim's son, says neighbors called police. "I was mainly glad that she was ok-- and not physically hurt. Like I said, it could've been a lot worse."

The suspect was described as a tall, thin African-American man in his 20s with a grey hoodie.

The woman's other son says the suspect threw many of the elderly woman's belongings out of the car, including her cell phone, bible, purse and cane, which were found scattered on a nearby street and have been returned to her.

Greene says the family was told his mother's car was found, but they do not yet know what condition it's in.

The victim's neighbors say, while they find this crime appalling, they are anything but shocked. "These are senior citizens. Why mess with an old lady? Seriously, why," said neighbor Victoria M. "We just need more security. We used to have more lights. I don't know what happened to them. We just need more security back here, because it is starting to get bad in the neighborhood."

Greene says there have been a couple of other carjackings in the same area recently.

Now he's calling on police to do more to help protect his mother and her neighbors. "I'm sure they would feel a little bit more safer if they had patrols out watching out for them a little bit more," Greene said.

He says there are security cameras in the complex, and he's hoping they may be able to help police catch the suspect.

Anyone with information on the carjacking can call 574-LMPD (5673).

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