Florida men steal nearly 1,100 gallons of diesel fuel from gas station, police say
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Two men are being sought in Florida after authorities say they stole nearly 1,100 gallons of diesel fuel from a gas station earlier this month as the price of fuel continues to hit record highs.
The brazen theft occurred on June 1 in St. Cloud, about 28 miles south of Orlando, police said.
"Throughout the afternoon, they’re taking turns going to that pump, pump number three I think it was, a number of times over some hours," St. Cloud Police Sgt. Wayne Souza told FOX35 Orlando.
Officials said the stolen diesel worth about $6,000, according to the station.
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The suspects were each believed to be driving older model white Ford F-250 pickup trucks. Investigators believe both trucks had a large tank its bed to store the stolen fuel.