Cops: Man has stolen $60,000 worth of gas in south Fulton

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Police say the suspect hit gas stations across the south metro area.

Fairburn police are searching for a man accused of stealing more than $60,000 worth of gas, Channel 2 Action News reported.

The suspect is believed to have stolen more than 20,000 gallons across the south Fulton County area as well as other counties, police told Channel 2. A QuikTrip on Senoia Road in Fairburn has had its gas pilfered frequently by the man.

 

Police believe he is getting QuikTrip gas cards from a bank using fake IDs, according to Channel 2.

“He’s been coming in with these fraudulent credit cards, making purchases and then filling up this large tank in the back of the truck, which can hold several hundred gallons at a time,” Fairburn police Chief Anthony Bazidlo told Channel 2.

Police believe the man is selling the gas at a cheaper rate.

Authorities are also investigating if the same man is involved in another gas theft case in the city.

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In that case, Fairburn police said the owner of a SunPetro station on Senoia Road confronted the suspect stealing gas. At one point during the confrontation, the suspect ran over the owner with his white Ford F-150, similar to the one connected to the other gas theft cases.

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Police are searching for a man accused of stealing $60,000 worth of gas in south Fulton County. (Channel 2 Action News)

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Police are searching for a man accused of stealing $60,000  worth of gas in south Fulton County. (Channel 2 Action News)

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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Police are searching for a man accused of stealing $60,000 worth of gas in south Fulton County. (Channel 2 Action News)

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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