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1,000 gallons of gas stolen from Rock Hill store

By Jonathan McFadden
jmcfadden@heraldonline.com

Two men driving vans are suspected of stealing more than 1,000 gallons of gas from a Rock Hill convenience store just off Interstate 77.

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

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

Less than five hours later, the manager called deputies again to report that on April 26, two men driving white vans stole a total of 1,000 gallons of gas, according to another sheriff’s report.

One of the vans was a white Chevrolet and the other was a Ford van. Both 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.

Jonathan McFadden •  803-329-4082
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