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Cameras catch suspected gas-guzzling thieves in the act

SAN ANDREAS - A suspected gasoline thief and two of his partners in crime are in the Calaveras County Jail after the man used his personal credit card to start a pump before he tampered with it to steal 400 gallons of gasoline.

The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office reported that Jason Newton, 37, of Valley Springs used the credit card Monday at Glory Hole Sports/Texaco on Highway 49 near Angels Camp.

The credit card information, as well as surveillance video from the Glory Hole gas station, helped investigators identify Newton and the large white truck he was driving.

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Ghana loses GH¢1.5m as a result of illegal fuel siphoning

ghanaThe country has in the last two years lost almost 1.5 million Ghana cedis as a result of illegal siphoning of fuel from the Accra plains pipeline.

This came to light after the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation Company (BOST) together with the Ghana Armed Forces uncovered several fuel siphoning spots on the pipeline.

According to BOST, almost 800 thousand litres of petrol have so far been tapped from the pipeline which transports fuel from Tema to Akosombo.

Speaking to Joy Business, Acting General Manager in charge of operations at BOST, Benjamin Arthur said his outfit suspects there could be other illegal connections on the pipeline, and would divert their "immediate attention" there.

"On the long term, what we intend to do is to install SKADA system on the pipeline, surveillance and monitoring systems, where the operations of the pipeline can be controlled or mentored from a central control point.

"So somebody would be at the control room and would be able to monitor all activities on the pipeline, even unusual movements would trigger a signal to the control room."

Director of Public Relations at the Ghana Armed Forces, Colonel M'Bawine Atintande also called on the nearby communities to cooperate with the security agencies to apprehend the culprits as they continue with their surveillance.

Original Article:

http://business.myjoyonline.com/pages/news/201301/99714.php

CCTV of fuel theft suspect released

fuel theftCCTV image of the man police believe stole fuel from the BP petrol station in Scotgate, Stamford

Police have released CCTV images of a man they believe used stolen number plates to try to get away with stealing fuel.
The man pictured above is thought to have taken number plates from a vehicle in All Saints Mews, Stamford, on December 17 before attaching them to a blue Peugeot 206.
He then filled up his car at the BP petrol station in Scotgate, Stamford, and drove off without paying at about 8.30pm that same day.
PC Steve Robinson said: "The man pictured has a distinct hairstyle in the pictures – apparently shaved on each side – and going down to a point at the back – like a mohawk.
"We think the male is Asian, approximately 25 years of age, of slim build and between 5ft 8in and 6ft tall."

Original Article:

http://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/crime/cctv-of-fuel-theft-suspect-released-1-4642900

Thieves target North fuel tanks

Check the level of your fuel tank regularly.

HOMEOWNERS in the Highlands are being warned to be vigilant after a rise in fuel prices has meant that heating oil is now an attractive target for theft.

With many consumers filling their storage tanks in preparation for the cold winter the risk of theft has increased.

Several recent incidents have seen thieves target quiet, rural communities, siphoning fuel from oil storage tanks outside people's homes, leaving them with little or no fuel.

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Couple Arrested after Failed Attempt of Siphoning Fuel

Manteca- A couple was arrested in Manteca after their rented moving truck got stuck in the mud while they attempted to steal gas from surrounding construction equipment, according to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Department.

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