Tanker driver takes 2,100 gallons of gas in N Ind.

By: Newscenter 16 staff
By: Newscenter 16 staff

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) - Police in northwestern Indiana are looking for a man who posed as a gasoline delivery driver but instead stole more than 2,100 gallons of gas from a station's storage tanks.

Hammond police say a clerk at a BP station told officers that the tanker driver said he needed to check the tanks' fuel level. The Times of Munster reports (http://bit.ly/QSfWMs) that a manger told police that with BP's recent gasoline contamination problems it wasn't unusual for gas to be pumped from the tanks and replaced.

But this tanker didn't leave any replacement fuel and drove off Saturday with what police say was about $8,500 worth of gasoline.

Two other convenience stores in Hammond reported pump tampering that resulted in some 350 gallons of gas being stolen by several vehicles.

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Information from: The Times, http://www.thetimesonline.com

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