DENVER — Thieves are staking out gas stations and grocery stores looking for purses to steal across the Denver metro area.
A Highlands Ranch mother of two told FOX31 Denver it happened to her.
“I turned my back, gassed up my car, turned back around and my purse was gone,” said Alissa Fletcher. “It was like a blink of an eye it was so fast.”
Video obtained by FOX31 Denver Investigates shows a black jeep pulling into a Greenwood Village gas station. Police believe the driver of that SUV stole Fletcher’s purse.
He was never caught, but there are plenty more thieves doing the same thing.
“I didn’t think something like this could happen to me,” Fletcher said.
But FOX31 Denver located case after case with each video showing the same type of crime. We discovered dozens of similar cases at gas stations and grocery stores in Denver, Englewood, Greenwood Village, Wheat Ridge and Boulder.