PSLPD: Gas Thief arrested at St.Lucie West 7-Eleven

PSLPD: Gas Thief arrested at St.Lucie West 7-Eleven

Port St. Lucie, Fl (treasurecoast.com) – The Port St.Lucie Police have reported that a Gas thief has been arrested at the 7-Eleven in Saint Lucie West.
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Gas Thief Arrested after using Electronic Device to Steal 658 Gallons of Diesel from 7-Eleven!
Officers responded to the Saint Lucie West 7-Eleven yesterday afternoon after employees received a fraud alert of an in progress fuel theft at their gas pump. As Officers arrived on scene, they observed the suspect still pumping fuel into a spare gas tank in the bed of his pickup truck. The suspect immediately jumped behind the wheel to flee the scene but did not get far before Officers took him into custody.
PSLPD: Gas Thief arrested at St.Lucie West 7-Eleven

PSLPD: Gas Thief arrested at St.Lucie West 7-Eleven

PSLPD: Gas Thief arrested at St.Lucie West 7-Eleven

PSLPD: Gas Thief arrested at St.Lucie West 7-Eleven

Further investigation revealed the suspect had a key, which Officers found in a nearby trash can, that allowed him to access the inner electronic parts of the gas pump. The suspect had installed a controllable manipulation device making it possible to steal large amounts of gas for a small percentage of the cost. The total loss was $1967 and 658 gallons of diesel during three separate incidents and days.

PSLPD Economic Crimes Detectives arrested and charged 29-year-old Jose Barrios Pizarro of Miami for grand theft, organized scheme to defraud, and accessing a computer without authority.
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