By: Sharon Aron Baron
One distracted victim had no idea how quickly thieves grabbed her purse while she was pumping gas at a gas at a Parkland station, until it was too late.
The theft occurred on the afternoon of September 26, at the Sun Gas Chevron station located at 7191 N. State Road 7 in Parkland where security video captured two men arriving in a silver four-door 2015-2016 Toyota Camry with dark tinted windows. The thieves pulled up to the gas pump across from the victim’s car and waited. Once the victim was distracted, 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.
According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office, 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.