Gas Prices on the rise, so does the Gas stealing


It is reported in New York recently that U.S. motorists, angered by soaring gasoline prices, are resorting increasingly to theft — a trend that could worsen heading into summer driving season, a national association of fuel retailers said Thursday.

Here is another one, a 70-year-old man has been charged with grand theft after police watched him siphon off more than 900 gallons of gasoline from underground storage tanks at two gas stations, the Polk County authorities said Wednesday. This is reported at msnbc.msn.com

Gas station owners say that record high gas prices mean that a higher number of customers are driving off without paying for their gas. They say it’s not uncommon to see the number of drive-offs rise when the price of gas rises, and the steady jumps in fuel prices have made this a grim reality for many gas station owners.

It’s predicted that gas will easily be at $4 per gallon in many areas in the US soon, so concerns about drive-offs are growing.

You’ve probably heard about people stealing gas by driving off from the pump without paying. But now we’re starting to hear reports of people stealing gas right out of someone else’s car. View this video, you are spotted in action!

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