Thieves around the country called “sliders” are stealing women’s purses out of their cars while they pump gas.

*Women are always targeted by criminals, so here’s a report to give women a chance to protect themselves better.

A lot of women make the mistake of leaving their purse on the front seat when they step out of their car to get gas.

Some even leave the windows down which opens them up to theft.  Disclaimer:  This is not a judgment against the victim because lots of men and women have reflexive actions they commit that could be considered …not so smart.

But now, the Today show has revealed in an investigative report, criminals called “sliders” are sliding up to women’s cars and snatching their purses out of the front seat.