Originally posted on CBS Baltimore:
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — A bold crime in our state’s capital. On one of the busiest streets in Annapolis, several vehicles have their gas stolen, right out of the gas tank.
Vic Carter reports police are on the lookout for the people responsible.
Gas thieves are striking parked cars in Annapolis by going straight for the gas tank.
“You know it’s brazen, is all I can say,” said one person.
Police say they’re drilling holes directly into the gas tanks of small trucks, a potentially explosive situation.
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“The gas tanks these days are plastic but your drill obviously is going to be metal. It’s going to create some friction,” said Annapolis Police Detective Amy Miguez.
“I think they’re stupid because one of these days it’s going to blow up and it’s not going to hurt just one person,” said mechanic Pete Parkinson.
Parkinson is a…
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