Fuel Theft on the Increase? UPDATE
7p.m. According to officials with Caseys, the driver did ultimately agree to make a credit card payment for the fuel by phone. The transaction was appproximately $50.
1:40 p.m. An Ellis police officer was able to contact the driver involved in the Friday fuel theft. The vehicle was 20 minutes west of Oakley, driving to a Colorado destination, and refused to turn around to pay for the fuel. Stay tuned to Eagle Radio and Check Hays Post for more information as it becomes available.
12:55 p.m. Gas skips are not uncommon. We don’t have official numbers, but there have been several recent reports of customers in the region who fill their vehicles with fuel and “forget” to pay.
Staff at Caseys told Hays Post the vehicle, driven by a white female, was a dark colored Mini Van with California license plate 6ZMZ728.
The van was reported to have driven toward I-70. However, there was no confirmation the vehicle took the Interstate.