Theft caught on tape while victim pumps gas

Published: Friday, April 5, 2013 at 5:32 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, April 5, 2013 at 6:45 p.m.

The Gainesville Police Department released a video Friday afternoon of a vehicle burglary captured by a security camera at a convenience store on Williston Road.

The theft was captured on camera Monday morning at the Kangaroo convenience store at 3424 SW Williston Road, GPD reported.

The video shows a silver Ford Mustang circling the store parking lot before pulling up alongside the victim's truck. While the victim was pumping gas on one side of the truck, the thief exited the passenger side of the Mustang and entered the victim's side door and stole her purse.

The suspect then made charges with a card taken from the woman's stolen purse. The victim, meantime, did not even realize the theft had taken place until she had reached Savannah, Ga.

Authorities are urging anyone with information about this crime to call GPD at 955-1818. You can also submit an anonymous tip by texting the keyword "GPDFL" plus the tip details to 274637 (CRIMES).

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