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Police: Rigged truck trailer used to steal diesel in Mercer

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Police in the Mercer County community of Hermitage say a specially equipped pickup truck trailer was used to steal diesel fuel from underground storage tanks at a convenience store.

Deputy Chief Edward Holiga calls the trailer ingenious.

Nobody has been charged, but police on Wednesday got a search warrant for some property in North Bloomfield, Ohio, where police say the man who owns the rig lives. Police say they found several storage tanks on the property, including a 5,000-gallon tank containing about 500 gallons of diesel fuel.

Holiga says the trailer has a trap door on the bottom that allows a vacuum hose to be lowered into in-ground tanks at the towns Tic Toc Food Mart. A tipster led police to the truck after they released a surveillance photo of it last month. From

May 30, 2008 - Posted by | BOLO and Crime, trucking | , ,

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