The Newest Way Thieves Are Stealing Gas

Every time gas prices go up there’s a new round of gas thieves. And now there’s a new method to stealing fuel and it’s starting in Florida. Ormond Beach Police have reported they’re trying to track down the person who is drilling holes into gas tanks to steal fuel. Investigators say it’s happened 9 times in 3 months.

In neighboring Ormond Beach, police say they’ve seen similar cases where someone is drilling a hole in the tank to steal gas. Officers say it happened one time in April, one time in May and seven times so far in June.

Unfortunately, a lot of the time, people have to replace the entire tank, which could cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Investigators posted a warning asking people to be on the lookout for anyone who looks like they’re working under cars in spots that seem unusual.