Police recover almost 1,000 gallons of stolen gasoline

(COLORADO SPRINGS) — The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) said its personnel recovered nearly 1,000 gallons of stolen fuel after investigating fuel diversion at gas stations across Colorado.

According to CSPD, detectives have been investigating a pattern of fuel siphoning at gas stations across Colorado, where a specially equipped pickup truck was siphoning hundreds of gallons of fuel at a time. The fuel was then sold to the community at a reduced price.

On Tuesday, May 21, CSPD detectives, with the assistance of Homeland Security investigators, EPSO SWAT, and the CSPD Tactical Enforcement Unit, executed search warrants at two addresses. CSPD said during the search officers recovered 909.8 gallons of allegedly stolen fuel worth approximately $3,238, multiple vehicles related to the thefts and other evidence of the crimes.

CSPD continues to investigate and charges are expected to be filed at a later date.