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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office is asking drivers to be aware of their surroundings when pumping gas to avoid becoming a victim in a type of burglary dubbed “sliders.”

According to EBRSO, “sliders” involves a car pulling up next to a victim’s unlocked car, opening the door to steal items like purses, wallets, cellphones and keys.

The sheriff’s office is investigating a recent burglary that happened at an area gas station where the victim was distracted by a stranger.

To avoid falling victim to this type of burglary, EBRSO deputies ask that drivers lock their doors and close windows. If you have been the victim of a burglary or witnessed suspicious activity, call the sheriff’s office at 225-389-5000.