Crime

Police: Thieves used hidden trap door to steal fuel

Police believe this suspect used a trap door in a van to steal diesel fuel from a gas station near Charlotte’s airport.
Police believe this suspect used a trap door in a van to steal diesel fuel from a gas station near Charlotte’s airport.

Police are trying to find a group of men who used a trap door in a van to steal a large amount of diesel fuel from the 7-Eleven gas station at 5115 Old Dowd Road, near Charlotte-Douglas International Airport on Jan. 27. The suspects opened a trap door to the van and ran a hose to the gas station’s tank, sucking out diesel fuel. Police encouraged anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600. Cleve R. Wootson Jr.

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