HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - The Hudson Police Department is asking for the public's help in finding two men suspected of stealing purses Friday morning.
The thieves got away with the crime, but police believe surveillance video may help catch the people responsible.
A victim, Tamara Nerren, wished she didn't leave her car unlocked.
"My daughter works at this daycare and she called saying someone broke into the car behind me," Nerren said.
Nerren said Friday was like any other Friday until she got that call from her daughter.
"I ran out to my car and of course my purse was missing," said Nerren.
Surveillance footage shows a 2017 or 2018 Tahoe sitting in the turning lane, waiting for Nerren and another woman to park in the driveway before they broke into their car.
"Within 30 seconds or less they had got both of our purses," said Nerren.
Lieutenant Jeff Burns with Hudson Police said a crime like this is uncommon.
"Pulling into a parking lot like that, waiting for people to exit their vehicles, then running up and taking the merchandise out of the vehicles is very rare in our area," Burns said.
Burns believes the video will help find the culprit.
"We're going to follow up on any leads that we get, but we do urge people to lock their vehicles any time that you leave your vehicle."
Nerren said she hopes this is an eye-opener for other drivers.
"In this day and time we have to lock our vehicles," said Nerren. "It's a very sad situation that we've gotten ourselves into this day."
If you have any information you're urged to call Hudson Police or submit a tip anonymously to Crime Stoppers.