Creative thief steals over 4,500 gallons of gas

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Somebody stole over 4,500 gallons of gas from a Midlands convenience store and deputies want to know who did it.

Sheriff Leon Lott is asking for help in identifying the person or persons responsible for stealing a total of 4,560 gallons of gas from the Pitt Stop convenience store at 5901 Monticello Road.

The unidentified suspects manually programmed the gas pumps without permission on two different occasions, according to Lott.

The first incident occurred on December 12, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. when 430 gallons of premium and 790 gallons of diesel were valued at $2,953.00 stolen. The second time is happened was January 24, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. when 1,430 gallons of premium and 1,910 gallons of diesel valued at $10,721.00 were taken.

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