Deputies searching for suspects who stole 500 gallons of diesel

GONZALES, LA (WAFB) - Ascension Parish Sheriff's Deputies are searching for two suspects who stole nearly 500 gallons of diesel fuel from the Purpera Super Stop Gas Station on the corner of Airline Highway and Purpera Avenue in Gonzales, LA.

The theft happened on May 29, 2013 between 1:30 a.m. and 2:50 a.m.

Video surveillance captures the suspects filling their vehicle and a 55 gallon drum with diesel. The investigation revealed the suspects had access to switch the pumps to manual to hide the transaction. Reports say when the suspects left, 475 gallons of diesel were stolen.

The vehicle the suspects were driving is a white Ford E series van, ranging from 1992-2013 with minor damage to the driver side mid and rear panels. The van has a small antenna on the front mid-roof area, and the passenger side reverse light is also out.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office at 225-621-INFO (4636) or by texting 847411 to the anonymous tip line from any cellular device or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-STOP (7867).

To be eligible for a cash reward, you must contact Crime Stoppers immediately.

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