1,000 gallons of gas stolen from Rock Hill store

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comMay 14, 2013 

— Two men driving vans with Charlotte license plates are suspected of stealing more than 1,000 gallons of gas from a Rock Hill convenience store just off the interstate, according to deputies.

Just before 11 a.m. Monday, investigators spoke with the manager of the Flying J on Mount Holly Road, off I-77 Exit 73, who said a man driving a Chevrolet Suburban broke into a gas pump and put 25 gallons of fuel in his truck without paying last Thursday, according to a York County Sheriff’s report.

The manager handed deputies still photos from his store’s security video showing the car’s tag number, the report states. Deputies tracked the tag number to a Charlotte address.

Less than five hours later, the manager called deputies again and said that on April 26, two men driving white vans stole 1,000 gallons of gas between them, according to a second Sheriff’s report. One of the vans was a white Chevrolet and the other car was a Ford van. Both cars had North Carolina license plates.

According to the manager, the suspects “have a way of opening the pump and making it pump for free” into their van’s fuel tanks, the report states.

He said one of the suspects is the same person who stole gas on May 9, the report states. The manager printed out still photos of the suspects showing their license plates, which deputies tracked to a Charlotte address.

No arrests had been made by Tuesday morning.

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