THE OFFICIAL BLOG OF THE ARCADIA POLICE DEPARTMENT, CALIFORNIA
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Weekly Tip - Don't Be a Target of Theft at the Gas Pump
Recently, there has been increased media coverage across the country regarding theft at gas stations. The unique setting allows thieves to catch their victims by complete surprise — when they are pumping gas or paying their tab inside the station. Most of the time, gas station customers leave their car doors unlocked and items like purses and wallets are often left in plain view. A thief is able to drive up next to the victim’s car, open an unlocked door, and grab any valuables within reach. Then, the thief quickly drives off. It happens in a matter of seconds. Some refer to these thieves as "Sliders." The pic below was from a theft in Simi Valley.