On 09/14/2019 at 1058 hours, the victim was pumping gas when a Brown Nissan Xterra parked next to their vehicle. A Hispanic male exited the rear driver side of the Xterra and entered the victim’s unlocked vehicle. The suspect removed two purses from the victim’s vehicle and left the scene in the Xterra. The suspect vehicle had fraudulent paper plates.
***** These crimes happen very fast and target unlocked vehicles. The Bellaire Police Department reminds you to lock your vehicle when exiting, even if you are standing next to it.
If you see a vehicle with dark tinted windows, paper license plates, and loitering in a parking lot, alert the gas station employees to help deter crime. *****