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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Long Beach, CA: Organized Fuel Thieves Detected In Southern California

"Sol Prendido" for Borderland Beat


Security video captured a group of thieves at a Chevron gas station in Long Beach as they allegedly stole hundreds of gallons of fuel.

They are very organized, hopefully, the FBI or somebody will take it seriously and look at that one,” said the gas station manager, who did not want to be identified.

The manager added that the suspects were after diesel gas which is currently about $6.26 a gallon in Los Angeles, about 40 cents more than regular gas. He believes they are after diesel because it is less flammable and easy to sell.

“Sometimes they have a construction truck, inside is a tank,” he said. “Nobody notices it. Or you see a big one with four plastic tanks, each tank holds almost 500 gallons. And sometimes they have van too, inside the van is a complete tank.”

The video shows that the suspects used three large vehicles parked close to one another to hide them from the cashier. And while they may look unsuspecting from the outside, according to the manager, inside there is sophisticated equipment the suspects used to pull off this heist. The manager believes the thieves pick a pump that is not very visible to the cashier and pay only a small amount to get the gas flowing.

“As soon as the pump starts pumping, they break the pump and they have some equipment,” he said. “That means nobody notices they’re pumping at the cash register and the pump doesn’t stop. I believe they have some pump that makes it drain the pump faster.”

Police arrested one of the suspects, who was from Nevada and also towed the three vehicles used. The vehicles are now part of an ongoing investigation into a series of gas station heists.

“I don’t know what to say,” the gas station manager said. “Shame to them, that’s it. And hopefully, they arrest them.”

The manager said he has heard of at least four other gas stations that were hit. Long Beach Police Department urged gas station employees to look out for truck or any large vehicles that are parked at a pump for a long time or vehicles stopped over the gas intake cover on the ground to prevent these types of thefts.

CBS Los Angeles

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40 comments:

  1. lol been there done that no remorse

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  2. Glad they caught the suspect and compiscated the 3 trucks. What I heard was a passing Long Beach Police crusier, saw it as suspicious, and scare some away.

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    1. Better the gas station then for multiple people having holes in their gas tanks.

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    2. Mr. Humble owns a Honda let's steal his CAT Converter, but don't tell him have Chuck Norris look up his address, and will take it when Humble is in his sleep dreaming about Miss H Chinblaster pies.

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    3. My humble opinion I see what you mean.......
      Theft of gas from a company is better stealing it from a hard working person.
      Same MEXICO if it's stolen from Pemex no problem.

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    4. That word is *confiscated fyi

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    5. Jason
      We all know what he/she meant, try commenting about the article.

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  3. I rather die than steal thats just how my parents taught me to earn what you have with hard work

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    1. Get off your high horse faggot. when you hit rock bottom we're gonna see how righteous you really are. remember the great words of Mr Joker: when the chips are down these civilized people will eat each other

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    2. Just because the guy is talking honest don't mock him not everyone like you come from disfunctional homes and learn to steal and be lazy from the moment you're born.

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    3. 7:02 condoms will do,
      But you can also squeeze a lemon on it...

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  4. So Don Sol do you think there will be more huachicoleo in Mexico because high world prices?

    If so you think more cartel violence to control this racket?

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    1. Sol PrendidoMarch 17, 2022 at 1:32 PM

      I honestly don't see it ending anytime soon. I get the impression crime is just getting worse everywhere. Plus many are actually crossing the border for cheaper fuel.

      https://www.newsnationnow.com/business/for-cheaper-gas-some-texans-crossing-border-to-mexico/

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    2. Mexico's fuel sucks from what I've been told. Watered down.

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    3. Han Solo
      Do you think Russia will drop the bomb on us?
      Do you think I should run for president of Mexico?

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    4. @8:49 Putin is already being called a war criminal. Hussein and Mladić were also labeled that and subsequently brought down. So, whether or not we want war it seems we're being forced to head that route at this point. I honestly don't think it would've mattered who was sitting president. Putin would've still gone through with his demented plans for Ucraine. The powers that be should really consider doing a preemptive strike against him before he decides to make his move against the west. Because he obviously doesn't want to settle this with diplomacy.

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    5. Han Solo
      The World has been watching the behavior of Putin and along with sanctions from the US, he still does not want to realize the consequences. Biden wants to avoid WW 3 with Russia, but your right that can happen. I do hope CIA and NSA are on it and ready.

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    6. Sol nato and usaa have built bases surrounding russia

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  5. Who cares...more where that came from

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  6. Biden's America..Democrats' power needs to be destroyed.

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    1. Hey fherhead the article is about theft of gas.

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    2. It's funny how political rivalry never ceases. One blaming the other and vice- versa. The power resides with those oil & gas tycoons. Along with a war abroad who supplies Europe with 65 percent of their fuel and energy supply.
      Inflation was inevitable due to many factors going on in America right now.

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    3. 2:43 don't buy gas,
      And wait for Biden to nationalize strategic supplies like gas, power generation and other utilities...
      Then US Creepublican'ts won't be forced to run to Cancun everytime their utilities fail and have blackouts, like US sen "ted crus"

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  7. Fuken criminals hey da Vaca I care.
    Come kiss my grits.

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  8. Como se dice huachicolero en ingles?

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  9. My lovely city what a shit show it's becoming

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    1. Just because of gas theft, you already label it bad, what a dumb azz.

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  10. .y gas tank gets damaged for gas theft, they be talking to my Smith and Wesson.

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  11. 10:57 S&W?
    Too much pedorro...

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    1. Syrain
      Iraqi
      Resistance


      S and W
      Is a gun make company dios mio!

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    2. 12:05 I respectfully ask the BB commentocrats:
      Who da fack does not know what S&W IS???
      But I used to have a Dan Wesson 357 magnum revolver, 12" barrel, just for the looks,

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