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Fuel stolen from tractor-trailer at truck company

Troopers say an employee of the company heard a siphoning pump start. He saw a man siphoning fuel from another truck into his.

The Associated Press

2/22/2012

NEW CASTLE, Del. — Delaware State Police are looking for a man who siphoned fuel from a tractor trailer parked at a truck company in New Castle.

It happened about 8:50 p.m. Monday at Bay Shippers. Troopers say an employee of the company heard a siphoning pump start. He saw a man siphoning fuel from another truck into his.

The employee confronted the suspect and a struggle ensued. The suspect hit the employee with a fire extinguisher and fled in his own truck.

Kevin Jones of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at kevinj@thetrucker.com.

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