Duncanville PD Advises to Be Cautious of “Sliders”

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There have been reports of purses stolen from the front passenger seat of vehicles while at the gas pumps. You can lose cash, identity (i.e. Driver’s License), and a cell phone. The majority of the victims we have encountered have been women.

Duncanville Police PatchWhile the suspects were not seen, the victim did see a suspicious vehicle close to her vehicle prior to the theft.

These types of crooks are called “sliders.” While you are pumping gas, they drive up to the opposite side of your car, open the door, and grab whatever may be sitting on the passenger’s seat.

Please, lock your doors while pumping gas. If the door is locked, the crooks simply move on.