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Police: Thieves drilling holes in tanks, swiping gas in northern Minn. city

Bemidji police are asking residents to be on the lookout after several reports of gas thefts have been made where thieves drill a hole in tanks to drain the gas. Bemidji Police Department photo

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Bemidji police this week are asking the public to watch out for suspicious activity after the department received multiple reports of gas thefts from vehicles.

According to a news release, thieves have drilled out multiple tanks and drained gasoline from them. The thefts have been reported in “various areas” of town, the release said. Fleet trucks and vans have been targeted.

Fleet vehicle owners should take extra precautions, police said. The public should report any suspicious activity around businesses, vehicles and homes.

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