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As times get tougher, thieves get going (SC)

On April 9, a trucker called county deputies after he noticed a hose pipe hanging out of his fuel tank. A thief had apparently stolen the fuel from his truck while he slept.

Parked at a Bowman truck stop, the trucker said that around 1:10 a.m., he woke up and noticed his fuel gauges read a lot lower than before he went to bed. Someone had used the hose to siphon diesel from his tanks, according to an Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The man told police the gas thief then sped away in a black Peterbilt tractor-trailer after taking about 100 gallons.

With gas prices climbing daily further north of $3 a gallon, law enforcement officials say the Indiana trucker’s story may not be the last.  More from TandD.com

Diesel fuel theft is increasing.  As fuel goes beyong $4 per gallon, a locking fuel cap is a good investment. 

RTaylor

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April 27, 2008 - Posted by | BOLO and Crime, trucking | ,

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