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March 6, 2014
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Large-scale gas thefts plague Grass Valley

Grass Valley Police detectives are investigating a series of large-scale fuel thefts at a number of gas stations recently. The thefts have been occurring over the last three weeks, at more than one location in town, said Sgt. Jason Perry.

“At one location alone, the theft was of more than 200 gallons,” he said.

While Perry did not want to provide specifics, he said the thieves are accessing the fuel through the dispenser and are bypassing the electronic shut-off system so the pump does not turn off.

“There was a rash of fuel thefts a couple of years back, but (these) are a little different,” Perry said, adding this type of theft has been seen in the Sacramento region in the last few years.

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