Woman pumping gas misses man stealing her purse

A viral video of a woman getting her purse stolen while pumping gas sparks conversation. (Oct. 18, 2016)

A common crime in Florida is getting reaction from people across the country.

It took thieves less than 30 seconds to sneak into a victim’s car and grabbed her purse while she pumped gas at the Sun Gas Chevron station in Parkland, Florida.

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 located 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 video is getting reaction as far away as Sacramento.

"That’s so sad. She had no idea!" said Megan Pinson. 

Pinson told us she's guilty of leaving her person in her car at times, but when she pumps gas she usually holds onto her wallet and keys.

ABC10 Facebook comments added advice on how to your bag safe. Some suggest putting your purse in your trunk, while others said they don't even use a purse any more.

The investigation is ongoing by the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

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.

Copyright 2016 KXTV


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