Woman gets purse stolen in a matter of seconds at Fla. gas station

Thief steals woman's purse as she pumps gas

PARKLAND, Fla. -- 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 the Sun Gas Chevron station located at 7191 N. State Road 7 in Parkland.

On the afternoon of September 26, security video captured two men arriving to a gas station in a silver 4-door Toyota Camry with dark tinted windows. They pulled up to the pump across from the victim's car and waited for her to turn her back and pump gas. Once she looked away, they crouched down between the two vehicles, opened her driver-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.


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