This week we've been talking about the consumer & political angle of rapidly rising gas prices but there's a more concerning trend which threatens to impact this town.
To wit . . .
STEALING GAS IS THE NEW HOTNESS FOR AMERICAN CROOKS AS PRICES CONTINUE TO RISE!!!
What's worse is that the practice is devastating to working poor targeted by thieves who want to cash in on an increasingly valuable commodity.
A quick description and glimpse at the tactics . . .
"These car owners would later find out that someone drilled holes in the tank, and used a bucket to collect the precious gas, leaving them with nothing but a hefty bill to pay for the damages. “I’ve got almost $2,000 worth of damages, not just in the gas tank, but also damage the fuel pump, which is a pretty big issue,” one person said."
This is a devastating crime and TOP ECHELON INSIDERS warn us that we could see that kind of thievery right here in Kansas City . . .
"If gas prices start to exceed five dollars a gallon or maybe even seven bucks . . . We're looking at a whole new world. From a criminal standpoint, it's a safe bet. They can resell the gas they've taken at a premium or use it themselves . . . Meanwhile, the damage they cause would threaten to destroy a family's finances. Already Kansas City has seen an uptick in crime related to COVID and the economy, we can't afford to pretend that this also won't have a n impact."
Read more on this trend via www.TonysKansasCity.com news link . . .
Police Investigating After Car Owners in Atlanta Report That Thieves Drilled Holes in Their Tank to Steal Gas
WSB-TV reports several people in Atlanta have complained about suddenly discovering that they were completely out of gas, even after filling up their tank not too long ago. These car owners would later find out that someone drilled holes in the tank, and used a bucket to collect the precious gas, leaving them with nothing but a hefty bill to pay for the damages.
Cases of petrol thefts and aggression of fuel tanker drivers are growing in France as the price of fuel increases. A litre of petrol or diesel now costs just under or around €2 (depending on fuel station and area), due to the impact of the war in Ukraine.
Gas is expensive right now -- but you know what's more expensive? Repairing a damaged fuel tank.
Developing . . .