Reporting 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.