Thieves are now pumping thousands of dollars worth of fuel from gas stations and selling it on the black market, according to authorities.
Two men were arrested in connection with the theft of gasoline worth thousands of dollars from a Virginia Beach Citgo gas station, according to the Virginia Beach Police Department.
Officers discovered the use of devices to illegally obtain gas from the pumps and individuals who sold the gas at a cheaper price, the release said.
They “also announced the operation on social media”, according to the release.
The suspects are charged with aggravated theft, conspiracy and possession of burglary tools, according to the release. Authorities say the investigation is ongoing.