Police looking for gas thief

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Auburn police are looking for a man who stole more than 200 gallons of gas from an Auburn gasoline station. According to Detective Scott Alford in the early morning hours of Feb. 10 the man stole the premium gasoline. On Feb. 12 the police department received a report of vandalism from another station where the suspect damaged the fuel pumps by prying open a panel on one of the pumps, Alford said in a press release issued Wednesday afternoon. The man was caught on a surveillance camera during the Feb. 10 incident. Alford said the man appears to be 5 feet 10 inches tall and has a medium to dark complexion. He was last seen wearing an orange and yellow reflective safety jacket and brown or tan pants. The suspect’s vehicle appeared to be an early 2000s white Chevy or Dodge regular cab utility body truck. The truck was towing a small flat bed trailer with a storage container strapped to it, according to Alford. Alford said the department believes the man is targeting smaller independent gas stations after operating hours. Other local law enforcement agencies have taken reports of similar fuel theft attempts. Alford said anyone with information about the incidents is encouraged to contact Detective Dustin McLaughlin at (530) 823-4237 ext. 221. ~Staff report