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Thieves caught on security video could change the way you pump gas

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BROWARD CO., Fla. (WWSB) - This could be the scariest and the most helpful video you'll see in awhile.

Surveillance video shows how a thief can go totally unnoticed while snatching a woman's purse from her car as she pumps gas. You might never pump gas the same way again.

Broward County Sheriff's Office posted the video on their Facebook page after a theft occurred on Sept. 26 at a Parkland gas station. The security video captures two men arriving in a silver four-door Toyota Camry with dark tinted windows.

The thieves pull up to the gas pump across from the victim’s car and wait. Once the victim is distracted by entering her card for gas, one of the thieves crouches down between the two vehicles, opens her driver-side door and quickly pulls out her handbag.

They are gone in a matter of seconds.

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to contact 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.