Thieves are always coming up with new scams to try and rip you off. Today NewsChannel 10 found out about an alarming new way thieves are stealing your property right in front of you.
A person is filling up with gas... and while they are doing this... a thief pulls up beside, reaches inside the unlocked vehicle and takes their personal belongings in just a matter of seconds.
NewsChannel 10's Felicia Lafuente wanted to see if this scam really is that simple so she put Amarillo drivers to the test.
The odds are we've all probably done it once or twice, you're in a hurry to get gas so you leave your doors unlocked with your personal items in the passenger side never thinking how easily it could be for someone to steal your belongings while you are filling up with gas.
But it is that easy...
We tried it out on local drivers.
And it only took me a couple of seconds to reach inside the door and grab her purse with all her personal belongings inside.