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Underground gas tanks targeted by thieves


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Schulte, Kan. -- The latest crime happened at the Schulte Food Mart on K-42 just southwest of Wichita.

The owner Sham Gupta says Thursday night he noticed about 100 gallons of his premium gas from an underground tank was missing. Then Monday morning the thieves came back and stole about 250 gallons more of the fuel.

Now he's out $1,200 worth of gasoline.

"There's no market in the gas, so losing $1,200 in gas is very tough," said Gupta.

He's now installing more security cameras on the back of his business.

Wichita Police say they've seen five similar cases since March 17. In each case hundreds of gallons of fuel was stolen from underground tanks at gas stations.

If you know anything about these thefts call Crime Stoppers at 267-211.


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