It’s a common crime, but if you blink, you could miss it. That’s how quickly thieves snuck into a victim’s car and grabbed her purse while she pumped gas at a Broward County gas station.
The theft occurred on the afternoon of Sept. 26. Security video captured two men arriving in a silver four-door Toyota Camry with dark, tinted windows. The thieves pulled up to the gas pump across from the victim’s car and waited. Once the victim was distracted, the thieves crouched down between the two vehicles, opened her driver’s side door and quickly pulled out her handbag. They were gone in a matter of seconds.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO Det. Juan Hierrezuelo at 954-753-5050. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.