Thieves in Illinois are stealing from drivers at gas stations while they are distracted by filling up their vehicles.

It's gotten to the point you can't turn your back for a minute. Looks like I'm now going to have to lock my car when I'm pumping gas.

According to,

"It turns out thieves are watching and targeting people as they pump gas. It could happen to anyone you slip out of your car to pump your gas and the thieves slide right in and steal your stuff. And they don’t always just steal the valuables inside sometimes they make off with the entire car. Police have reports of thieves sliding into unlocked cars and stealing phones, wallets, and purses while the driver stands on the other side of the car pumping gas."

Please always be aware of your surroundings

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