By CHRIS AGEE | email@example.com
Along with persistently high fuel prices, local authorities said the city has seen a spike in gas-siphoning reports.
At least six locals have had gas stolen over the past two weeks, according to Mineral Wells Police Chief Dean Sullivan.
“We’re seeing an increase in thefts of gasoline from vehicles, most likely attributed to the increase in prices,” he said.
Though difficult to prevent all risk of victimization, Sullivan said taking a few precautionary steps can help.
“If you can, park your car inside a garage,” he said, urging drivers not to park their vehicles on the street.
For those who park in driveways after dark, Sullivan suggested positioning the vehicle so light shines on the same side as the gas cap cover.
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