Now, thieves are pumping thousands of dollars’ worth of fuel from gas stations and selling it on the black market, according to authorities.
Two men were arrested in connection with the theft of thousands of dollars’ worth of gasoline from a Virginia Beach Citgo gas station, according to the Virginia Beach Police Department.
The officers discovered the use of devices to illegally obtain gas from the pumps and individuals selling the gas at a cheaper price, the release stated.
They also “advertised the operation on social media,” according to the release.
The suspects are being charged with grand larceny, conspiracy and possession of burglary tools, according to the release. Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.