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Report: Thieves broke into pump, stole 1,000+ gallons of gas

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YORK COUNTY, SC (WBTV) -

Deputies with the York County Sheriff's Office are investigating two incidents of stolen gas that cost a local gas station over 1,000 gallons of fuel.

Both thefts happened at the Flying J gas station on Mount Holly Road, and both involved the thieves "opening the pump and making it pump for free," according to the official report.

The first incident happened on April 26 around 3:30 p.m. Deputies say the manager of the store reported that two white vans modified the pumps and took 1,000 gallons of gas.

The vans reportedly had tanks inside the cabs that the thieves pumped the gas into.

The vans, both driven by men only described as black males, were a white Chevrolet van and a white Ford van.

The second incident happened on May 9. The manager of the store reported to deputies that another vehicle, a black Chevrolet Suburban, stole 25 gallons of gas.

In the second incident, the manager told deputies the thief was one of the men from the first, and that he also "broke into the pump and made it pump for free," the report states.

Deputies say all three license plate numbers came back to Charlotte addresses.

Anyone with information about either incident or men should call the York County Sheriff's Office at (803) 628-3059, or Crimestoppers of York County at 1-877-409-4321.

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