Underground gas tanks targeted by thieves

Stay up-to-date with KAKE News:

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.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KAKE TV 1500 N. West Street Wichita, KS 67203-1323 (316) 943-4221
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 265456041 - kake.com/a?a=265456041
Gray Television, Inc.