PASADENA (CBS) — Four suspects were able to make off with more than 500 gallons of gas at a Mobil station in Pasadena Monday morning.

All told, police said the four men were able to get 528 gallons with a current street value of about $2,246.

The same men are believed to have gotten away with a similar theft, in Studio City two weeks ago, where more than 1,700 gallons was taken.

Police said the men used some type of card or other mechanism to trigger the pumps to release the gas.

The station is located on the 400 block of Allen Avenue.

Officials said the suspects hauled the gas away using flatbed trucks.

The crime took place sometime between 2 and 4 a.m.  Monday morning.

Comments (140)
  1. Slappy says:

    BTW-recently, traveling through North Florida, I stopped at a gas station that had no gas. They didn’t have any, didn’t know why, didn’t know when they would get it, and were just making it on snacks and drinks. Things are getting strange out there and stealing stuff doesn’t help.

  2. Mark Carlton says:

    Turnabout is fair play.

    1. gassniffer says:

      That’s right. You aren’t successful so steal from others and that evens the score. Now that you have that off your chest, you can go back to surfing porn at the public library

  3. tonyL says:

    The gas station does not make big profits as some morons are thinking and justifying the stealing of gas from gas stations. In fact they actually make the least as the prices go up. They have to invest in equipment and other expenses and may make 2 to 5 cents per gallon on average due to competition. Most of the money is taxes, credit card fees, transportation costs, equipment breakdown, environmental expenses, the middle man and the cost of the fuel. People have no idea what it takes to run a business. It’s easy to blame and run the mouth but hard to research the facts.

  4. skeptical says:

    Welcome to Obama’s America!!!

  5. d!eCrakka says:

    If the white man want to steal from us, we steal from the white man

    1. crakkawannabe says:

      dat’s right. i gots my crack pipe and my hoes and my welfare benefits, and I want mo from the da man. I ain’t gonna work cause barrack is gonna pay for all my stuff. it’s free and don’t cost nobody nothing.

  6. KeithS says:

    As usual, it seems in a time of high gas prices, everyone can list a hundred different reasons why they are so high. The oil companies love it when people can pull out some sort of reason because what it all boils down to is oil companies can charge whatever they want whenever they want to. Be the reasons real or fiction, the starting point is the greed perpetuated by an unregulated oligopoly. All other reasons are secondary.

  7. Derrick says:

    Another issue that’s tick’s me off is the stations at least here in my town seem to break their necks to raise the prices within of a day of oil price change but it takes forever to drop, a penny here or their, they don’t drop it as fast as it was raised.

  8. I’ve been joking with friends that society begins to break down when you see people siphoning gas in broad daylight at the mall parking lot. We’re one step closer. Huzzah!

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  9. titus says:

    Why would they do that. It is highly dishonest. Just because the government does it on routine bases is no excuse. I am shocked.

  10. PhlyPhisher says:

    A barrel of oil is 42 gallons. At a $100 per barrel, that is about $2.38 per gallon. Unfortunately this in its raw state as petroleum and needs to be refined into the various products that can be extracted from the petroleum oil. The refining process uses fractional distilation. Basically the different products “cook” out at different temperatures. So 42 gallons (a barrel) of oil doesn’t make 42 gallons of gasoline. With that in mind consider that roughly (according to the Fed Gov) 74 percent of the cost is the crude oil, 11 percent is taxes, 10 percent is refining cost and 5 percent is marketing and distribution. If you want some easy to read numbers then check this California Gov web site ( http://energyalmanac.ca.gov/gasoline/margins/index.html ) you might be surprised what you see.

  11. Hank Warren says:

    Illegals and their crimes, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our right:
    They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
    They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
    They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
    They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
    Impeach Obama and sweep out the Congress.
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    http://www.iuniverse.com/Bookstore/BookDetail.aspx?BookId=SKU-000190526

  12. zagwee says:

    Oh wow, nice score! Wish I had some!

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  13. rrr says:

    Wake up people!!!! Use your head for more than just wearing a hat. Your government continues to print more money causing the dollar to lose value hence you can buy less gas to the dollar. Not only that but you add the shut down of gulf oil production at the expense of the american. So now instead of producing our own oil, other counties come and drill the oil out the gulf and then we go ahead and spend more to buy it from them??? C’mon people! If you listen to government it easy to point the finger and say its the oil companies. The truth is oil companies make less than $0.05 per gallon of gas while the Federal goverment makes ~$0.18 from Taxing these oil companies. Its all politics. Raise taxes on oil companies so governement can make more money at the expense of the TAX PAYER. Yes oil companies bring in huge profits but look at their earnings. These companies are massive and after earnings make less than $0.05/gallon. Its the government poeople. Green is a joke, Clean out the house, and lets get a government in there that will actually help people than sweep our pockets in the form of healthcare, increased taxes, etc….

  14. Twanny Brawlee says:

    Hate em all
    One thing good about having a socialist racist pig and pigette in the Whitehouse is race relations have been ruined for generations to come. The lazy, gov’t tit sucking welfare bums will be done in November 2012 when the Repubs take over.

    The libs know its going to happen but don’t want to admit it. Let’s all go get a Big red and a hoho and watch Ophrah.

  15. DENNIS says:

    THE GAS WAS FOR OBAMA…WHEN HE GOES BACK TO KENYA NEXT YEAR SO HE CAN USE IT TO POWER HIS MOTORBIKE…
    HAULING AROUND HIS FAT HIPPO ASS WIFE WILL TAKE LOTS OF GAS..

  16. Blue Maverick says:

    It was the Armenian criminal gangs in the area that were responsible.

  17. The study of liquid mechanics says:

    I am so impressed! smuggling 500 gallons of any liquid on a flatbed truck is an amazing task. One could only dapen the track bed befroe using another truck It would have taken at least a thousand trucks. smarter theives would have used trucks that had sides.

    1. jon says:

      Sounds like the thieves used a military style fuel bladder laid in the back of the truck. Very clever.

  18. John Smith says:

    I hate this. Every time I scroll down to the comment section of ANY website I see the same thing: pointless bickering. It honestly makes me feel depressed. How can we expect to get anywhere as a civilization if we can’t work together or at least agree to disagree? People get so caught up in whether they are Liberal or Conservative, Left or Right, Democrat or Republican, but who cares. I think it’s a little ridiculous to honestly think we can lump the vast spectrum of political ideologies into two distinct groups. And when people blame “Obama” or his supporters? Just stop. The president is essentially just a representative of our country, and he does a good job. He is intelligent, hard working, and an excellent speaker. You know, as much as I oppose some of Bush’s decisions, maybe most strongly the Patriot Act, the fact is I didn’t mind him representing our country either. Not the best or smartest speaker, perhaps, but thoroughly American. It just seems that anonymous comment boards allow so much hate to spew freely. Immigrants are often the targets of such hate, which is something I’ve always had trouble understanding. First and foremost, everybody on this continent came from somewhere else at some point. Whether your ancestors are the original colonists or later immigrants, nobody has any right to assert their right to be a citizen over anybody else. Hell, even the Native tribes came over from Asia. Let’s just think about what borders even mean anyways. When you look at pictures of the world from space, all you see is our planet earth. Humans migrated for centuries without borders, but now they seem to be an integral part of our world. Secondly, immigrants do not negatively affect the economy. “Illegal” immigration might, but the logical solution to that problem is to legalize the immigration. Some Americans say that their problem lies with the fact that these immigrants come “illegally”. But they aren’t trying to break the law. People would come here “legally” if they could. People call these humans criminals for breaking the law, but while were on the subject of human rights its important to remember that at one time it was “illegal” to help free a slave.
    Anyway, now that I’ve gone off on my immigration rant, what I really want to say is that people are going to have their disagreements no matter what. Even if we drew a line down the middle of the United States and said Republicans can live on the right and Democrats on the left, it wouldn’t solve our problems. We don’t just live in America, we live in the world. And the world has a lot of problems right now. And there are things that in our lifetimes are going to have to be worked out: Do we want to be a society for money, or a society for life? Personally, I think health care should be a human right. But I can see the counter arguments: If I have to pay for my neighbor’s health bill, then I don’t want him to be allowed to own a motorcycle: He’s more likely to get hurt.” However, it could be argued that perhaps we care too much about money and that we’ve come to rely on it too much, and we could decide as a society that we are okay with the possibility of paying more for my neighbor’s health bill because we know that he will be having fun.
    What it comes down to is this: We need to be able to have conversations. Dialogues. And in order to have a true dialogue, both parties need to enter the conversation with a willingness to change their minds. Otherwise, it’s just a shouting match.
    Anyway, now that I’ve gone off on my immigration rant, what I really want to say is that people are going to have their disagreements no matter what. Even if we drew a line down the middle of the United States and said Republicans can live on the right and Democrats on the left, it wouldn’t solve our problems. We don’t just live in America, we live in the world. And the world has a lot of problems right now. And there are things that in our lifetimes are going to have to be worked out: Do we want to be a society for money, or a society for life? Personally, I think health care should be a human right. But I can see the counter arguments: If I have to pay for my neighbor’s health bill, then I don’t want him to be allowed to own a motorcycle: He’s more likely to get hurt.” However, it could be argued that perhaps we care too much about money and that we’ve come to rely on it too much, and we could decide as a society that we are okay with the possibility of paying more for my neighbor’s health bill because we know that he will be having fun.
    What it comes down to is this: We need to be able to have conversations. Dialogues. And in order to have a true dialogue, both parties need to enter the conversation with a willingness to change their minds. Otherwise, it’s just a shouting match.

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