TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A hazardous material team and the bomb squad are at the scene of an attempted gasoline theft in the Tampa Bay area.
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s officials say several suspects parked a van over the in-ground fuel tanks at a BP gas station near Tampa early Tuesday and began siphoning gasoline into the vehicle.READ MORE: Ghosts of Ybor City | 5 Part Series
Deputies say the suspects abandoned the van — with several hundred gallons of gasoline inside — sometime after 1:10 a.m. Tuesday. They say about 25 gallons of gas spilled into the parking lot.READ MORE: Carr Warns Georgians To Be Aware Of Fraudulent Charities
Officials say the gas station and several nearby businesses will be closed until the parking lot is cleaned and the van is secured.
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