June 28, 2022
Tips to deter gas thieves
SOUTHLAND – (INT) – Record prices are fueling thefts of gasoline.

More Southern California drivers are finding thieves drilling into the gas tanks of their parked vehicles and draining out previous fuel.

Damaged gas tanks can cost $1,000 or more to repair.

The Automobile Club offers these tips to discourage gas thieves:

• Park in the garage at your home if you have one.
• When out in public, park in a well-lit area with high traffic. If possible, park in a secure location like a fenced-in lot or parking garage.
• When parking in a public or apartment garage, find a spot near the exit or elevator as those have the most visibility for witnesses
Story Date: June 17, 2022
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