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Doctored horse trailer used in fuel theft – police

Police in California suspect this horse trailer was rigged with a false floor and pumping equipment. Photo: Riverside Police Department

Police in California suspect this horse trailer was rigged with a false floor and pumping equipment. Photo: Riverside Police Department

Police in California suspect a horse trailer equipped with a false floor and interior pumping system was used in the alleged theft of 500 gallons of fuel from a gas station.

The Riverside Police Department has released an image in the hope that members of the public will help officers identify the suspects.

Police believe the theft of gasoline from the Weis Fuel gas station at 9407 Magnolia Avenue occurred on July 22 around 4.45am.

A late-model white Ford F-150 SuperCrew 4-door, pulling a dark-colored horse trailer, drove on to the station property, stopping with the trailer over the tank-filling hole.

Police said it appeared the trailer was equipped with a false floor and had some form of interior pumping system, which was used to remove about 500 gallons from the station’s tank.

A witness identified the suspects as possibly being a white male and white female.

The witness also said the trailer had some sort of “alien” sticker on its exterior.

Anyone with any information about the theft is urged to contact Detective Carl Turner at (951) 353-7954, or by email at CTurner@riversideca.gov. People may also submit tips to the RPD Investigations Tip-Line at (951) 353-7261 or email RPDTips@riversideca.gov, or to Wetip.com online or at 1-800-78-CRIME. People can remain anonymous by contacting any of these numbers or emails.

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