VANCOUVER, Wash. (KOIN) — For the third time in recent months, a gas thief siphoned the tank from a truck at a small bed store in Vancouver, and this time it was caught on surveillance cameras.
Late Monday night, a Kia Soul pulled up next to a delivery truck at Beds 4 Less, opened the truck’s gas tank and began siphoning.
He then climbed into the front of the truck and stole a bag of tools. The thief spent nearly 30 minutes siphoning the tank before he was scared by an employee who checked on the truck because of a previous radiator problem.
He hid until the employee left.
“It hurts because we are a local family business,” said Luis Moreno of Beds 4 Less.
No one is in custody.
“He’s pretty smart,” said Angel Castro. “He wasn’t scared and didn’t run away and had knowledge of getting away.”
The truck will now be parked in a garage, store officials said.
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