The crime is called Bump and Grab. Police say thieves are causing car wrecks on purpose to steal from victims.

This new crime tactic is has not been reported in the stateline as of of yet, but is growing in other parts of the country.

Here's how it works. The robber in a vehicle will hit another vehicle from behind. When the individual who was hit pulls over, the criminal will rob the victim.

WSMV-TV reports that the tactic has  landed two people in jail in Nashville. Police are now offering tips to keep drivers from becoming the next victim.

Police suggest that if this happen to you

  • Stay inside the car
  • Keep your doors locked
  • Leave your windows rolled up



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