News

California Auto Shops Hit by Gas Thieves

Order Reprints
gas pump

Oct. 29, 2021—Auto shops in Sacramento County's Arden-Arcade area say people are siphoning gasoline out of parked cars, KCRA reported. 

It’s happened several times in the California area over the past month to multiple shop owners. The police do not believe the crimes to be organized. 

Jeremiah Bethly, owner of 1st Choice Auto Repair, said its happened multiple times this month just at his shop. He’s seen people approaching cars with gas canisters and gas caps left open at different hours of the day.

Julio Rodriguez of Rodriguez Custom Upholstery also saw signs of siphoning. He said he saw a tube used to siphon and one in a tank Wednesday morning.

"It's dumbfounding to me why people would come along and try and siphon gas out of vehicles," Bethly told the outlet, later adding, "I'm just losing more and more money.”

Recommended Products

2015 Ratchet+Wrench Shop Performance Survey: Complete Report

2021 Industry Survey: Tech Tools

2016 Ratchet+Wrench Shop Performance Survey: Complete Report

Related Articles

Repair Shops Continued Targets by Catalytic Converter Thieves

California Bans New Gas Car Sales By 2035

Study: Auto Industry Hit Hardest By Supply Chain Issues

You must login or register in order to post a comment.