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As gas price spikes, thieves already hitting gas tanks in Kamloops


As gas prices spike to never-before-seen levels, thieves are already hitting pickup trucks in Kamloops.

Police say over the past two weeks, they got four complaints from truck owners that had their gas tanks drilled into and the gas stolen.

“Whoever is responsible for these thefts is not just stealing gas, but creating a whole string of expenses far greater than the price of the fuel they’re making off with,” said Constable Crystal Evelyn, Kamloops RCMP spokesperson. “It’s really important for people to be good neighbours and watch for any suspicious activity in their communities. If you see something suspicious, please call police, but also try to capture as much information about the suspects as possible, such as their license plate or description.”

On Feb. 27 and 28, vehicles on the 1200-block of Rogers Way and 1300-block of Hugh Allan Drive were targeted. On Mar. 7 and 8, trucks on the 1400-block of Pearson Place and 2000-block of West Trans Canada Highway were drilled and drained.

Gas prices across Canada have shot up more than 40 cents this year, mostly because of the war between Russia and Ukraine. Gas prices in the region reached as 214.9 in Kelowna yesterday.

READ MORE: Kelowna gas station shoots past $2 per litre mark as prices rise

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