FORT WORTH, Texas – With high gas prices, more gas thefts are being reported around the country.
Here in North Texas Friday morning, the owner of a Chevron station in Fort Worth said thieves, using a box truck and a pickup truck with an extra tank in the bed, made off with some 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel and gasoline.
An estimated $5,000 worth of diesel fuel and gas was stolen in the middle of the night.
The family who runs the station made the discovery Friday morning, and said they were left speechless after watching the bizarre behavior of the bandits captured on video.
Two thieves were seen on surveillance video early Friday morning at the Chevron on Golden Triangle Boulevard in north Fort Worth.
“This is supposed to be a nice city. You don’t expect that kind of stuff here,” said Isaiah Herrera, whose family runs the gas station, along with the H Express store. “We saw them just going around in circles, just doing weird things that no one would do,” Isaiah Herrera said.
When they showed up Friday morning, they noticed the gas wasn’t pumping normally.
“We were like, what’s wrong?” Herrera said.
They checked the inventory and noticed about 1,500 gallons missing from their underground diesel fuel and gas tanks, then they checked the cameras.
“I was hoping they were just customers, you know?” Herrera said.
Just after 1:30 a.m. Friday, surveillance footage shows a large box truck pulling up to a pump on one side of the station.
Minutes later, a white pickup truck pulled up on the opposite side of the same pump.