‘Sliders’ Snatching Valuables From Cars Across US (VIDEO) | Roland Martin Reports

‘Sliders’ Snatching Valuables From Cars Across US (VIDEO)

Source: Linsey Davis / ABC News

In a new wave of crime that occurs in an instant, thieves are cagily sliding into victim’s cars and snatching valuables from open windows, in what police are calling “sliding.”

From Corbin, Ky., to Tampa, slippery sliders are being caught on camera all across the country. Sometimes the perpetrator is caught red-handed, but most of the time the victim has no idea until it’s too late.

Often operating at gas stations while customers are casually pumping fuel, thieves lying in wait pounce, snatching purses and other valuables, then running off.

“They’re not looking for a confrontation,” Houston police officer Jim Woods told ABC News. “They just want the property, because they know it’s being left abandoned and you’re not paying enough attention.”

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