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Thieves In South Florida Siphoning Fuel From Gas Stations

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Organized crime groups in South Florida are reportedly siphoning gasoline and diesel fuel from stations in broad daylight.

John Peach, vice president of operations for Victory Petroleum, says that thieves park on top of underground storage tanks at gas stations and remove false bottoms from their large vehicles, usually SUV or minivans, and lower a hose into the tank, stealing thousands of dollars of gas within minutes.

Peach joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to talk about this growing trend in Florida.

Guest

  • John Peach, vice president of operations for Victory Petroleum.
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Source: NPR

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