How do you report a hit-and-run in a parking lot?

What do I do if my car was hit in a parking lot? I was shopping at Target and when I went back to my car, there was a huge dent in the passenger side door. It was not there this morning, so I know it happened in the parking lot.

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Shannon Martin
Answered on Jul 06, 2021
Shannon is an expert in personal lines liability insurance with 13 + years of insurance industry experience. She also served as a special insurance liaison to AARP members for 6 of those years. She is a graduate of UL Lafayette and currently resides in NY with her family. Shannon is also an amateur juggler, ukulele player, and is a time travel paradox theory enthusiast.
“If your car is damaged in a parking lot, the first thing you want to do is take pictures of the damage and the surrounding area.
Then contact Target’s security team. They can check the security footage and get more information for the police report.
If the police are not able to locate the person or driver who damaged your car, you can still submit a claim.
If you have collision coverage on your auto policy, you can likely have your car repaired.”
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