VIDEO: Beware of 'sliders'
POSTED: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 11:53am
UPDATED: Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 12:06pm
CNN — You're watching surveillance video of a woman filling up her SUV. See how the silver car pulls up next to her like just another customer.
Now, watch while the woman focuses on the gas pump the crook crouches down, opens the passenger door and grabs her purse.
The entire crime took 19 seconds. You've just seen a "slider" at work.
Houston police officer Jim Woods, says these crooks hit all parts of town, watching for women who leave their purses on the passenger seat, doors unlocked and are distracted.
Woods says these burglaries can be stopped by women keeping their purses out of sight or taking their purse with them when they pump gas and always locking their doors.