Warning: ‘Sliders’ Targeting Women At Gas Stations. Surveillance cameras are capturing criminals, which police call “sliders”. They are targeting women who leave their purses in the car while they are pumping gas. These thieves sneak through the passenger side of the car and snatch the women’s purses. It’s happening nationwide, from Houston to Miami to Washington DC. In this case, the thief checks the door, it’s locked, so he jumps through the window to snatch the purse. The victim pumping gas is just feet away.
Police say you should take your pocketbook out of the car and bring it with you to the pump while you are pumping gas. At the very least lock your doors and roll up your windows so when the crooks try to check your car from the other side they cannot get in. Watch the video below to see how they do it. It would be a good idea to let your friends and family know about this so they do not fall victim to these “sliders”.