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Published April 08, 2013, 04:22 PM

Driveoffs common at Devils Lake gas stations

Devils Lake Police are warning gas station attendants to be on the look-out for drive-offs after a recent rash of gas thefts.

By: Adam Ladwig, WDAZ

Devils Lake Police are warning gas station attendants to be on the look-out for drive-offs after a recent rash of gas thefts.

The general manager of the seven Farmer's oil stations in the Lake Region says there are about two drive-offs a day. Many of those are accidental, but intentional drive-offs are common. They happen the most when prices jump suddenly, like when a gas war ended in January. Devils Lake police chief Keith Schroeder says gas stations have helpful measures in place, like security cameras, to help nab gas thieves. He says measures like that go a long way to quickly catching thieves. Police say the best way to prevent drive-offs is to require drivers to pay before they fill their tanks.

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