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Mechanics, police say gas theft changing with times

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posted on May, 27 2008 @ 07:40 PM
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Mechanics, police say gas theft changing with times


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The soaring price of crude oil has turned gas tanks into a cache of valuable booty, and Fortin has replaced several tanks punctured or drilled by thieves thirsting for the nearly $4-a-gallon fuel inside.

"That's the new fad," said the co-owner of Dearborn Auto Tech in Detroit. "I'd never seen it before gas got up this high."

While gas station drive-offs and siphoning are far more common methods of stealing gas, reports of tank and line puncturing are starting to trickle into police departments and repair shops across the country.
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posted on May, 27 2008 @ 07:40 PM
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Well folks get ready, the shootin's about to commence. SUVs are the big target and I noticed my own tank down about a 2 1/2 gallon can a couple of times in the last two months.

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