Happy Ending, could be otherwise
In public places, it would probably be wise to keep most of your car doors locked, even if you are near your vehicle.
My daughter was recently traveling on an interstate to visit her son & grandsons. She pulled off for a fuel stop. While she was putting fuel in her car, a man in the next bay, opened her passenger side door & took her purse & quickly drove off. She most likely was facing the pump, with her back to the car while this happened.
Fortunately, a young couple in another car saw what happened & told her. She had previously noticed the man when he got out of his car, so she could describe him, his clothes & car color. So could the young couple.
She called her son (my grandson) who is a DPS officer, maybe 50 miles away. He took it from there & notified the local police & other DPS units.
It turns out the thief took only the money out of the purse & tossed it on the side of the road, leaving credit cards, ETC in her purse. The local police found the purse within a few minutes.
The DPS troopers recognized the car description & stopped it about 30 miles up the road. The man & clothes color also met the description. After checking, it turned out there were several outstanding warrants for his arrest.
He was brought back, identified, ETC.
Nothing was lost but a little time, & maybe gained a lesson on staying prepared.
Just thought we should pass this along. Who would think your car would get robbed while you were servicing it. Probably we should keep 3 if not 4 doors locked if not in the process of entering or exiting our cars.