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Thieves damage car, steal gasoline

By: Angela Beavin Email
By: Angela Beavin Email

A Jessamine County family says someone drilled a hole in their truck's gas tank to steal their expensive fuel.

Sheriff's deputies are looking for the thief, while the victim is putting out a warning to others to be on the lookout.

It happened at a home on Elm Fork Road.

Travis Cuzick's dad woke up in the middle of the night and saw someone walking on the road in front of their home, but didn't think anything of it.

"He went back to bed, then got up this morning, and it's another story," Cuzick says.

As the story unfolded, the family realized someone tampered with their truck.

"The gas cap was off on the truck. It smelled like gas on the passenger's side; looked under and somebody had drilled a hole and stole the gas," Cuzick says.

Cuzick says it's difficult for the family, now left with just one car to get everyone to work and back home, making several trips.

He called sheriff's deputies out to his home Monday morning to file a report, hoping someone will pay for the crime.

Cuzick says for now though, he wants to get the word out, and prevent this from happening to someone else.

"I want the people of Jessamine County and in town to keep their eyes open and watch out for this stuff. It happens while people are asleep. If they hear anything they need to check it out and see what's going on," Cuzick said.

Jessamine County sheriff's deputies say just a couple of months ago, they increased patrols in another neighborhood after getting similar reports. They are not sure if the two are related, but say they are keeping an eye out for this kind of crime.

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