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Police warn against new technique of theft from vehicles
HOUSTON (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Police are warning drivers to be on alert while pumping gas, as thieves have a new technique for getting valuables out of your car.
Surveillance cameras caught them in the act at a gas station in Houston.
You can see a woman filling up her SUV, and then a silver car pulls up next to her, just like another customer.
But while the woman is focused on the pump, a thief crouches down, opens the door and pulls her purse off the passenger seat.
Police call them 'sliders.'
They say you can protect yourself by taking your purse or wallet out of the car when you pump gas, or locking your doors.