By Bill Shields

HANSON (CBS) – The owners of Hanson Fuel Company say someone stolen an entire truck filled with 1,600 gallons of diesel fuel. The fuel is worth about $6,000 plus the cost of the truck, which is worth $80,000.

The theft happened Wednesday night. The owner, Larry London, says the gate was closed and secured with a thick chain and padlock.

The ignition on another truck was tampered with according to police.

London believes the thieves planned to sell it. “They can use it in a vehicle, or they can use it for home heating oil,” he says. “I don’t think they stole it for the truck.”

With heating oil hovering $3.80 a gallon and diesel around $4 a gallon, law enforcement officials expect to see more thefts.

Comments (4)
  1. 1stackmack says:

    check all local warehouses.that volvo expiditer cab over is at least 30′ long.sounds like an inside many people knew the truck was full.and he’s right.diesel can run in home oil burner.but to run home heating oil in a truck.#1 the truck has to be old,new engines like the old screaming detroit diesels,mack themodyne and big cam cummins engines of the 70’s are all emission controlled.heating oil isn’t as diluted as new ultra low sulfer diesel.#2taxes.the reason why heating oil is red,thats a dye put in the fuel so inspectors know its an untaxed fuel.big fines if caught…

  2. Rob Cleary says:

    Welcome to the Obama economy. Controlled anarchy, for now.

  3. Rob Cleary says:

    Joe for oil swiped it

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