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OPP report a spike in gas thefts
Investigators say many of the thefts have been "drive offs'' at gas stations
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With the cost of filling up hitting $100 for many vehicles, Ontario Provincial Police are seeing a rise in gas thefts.

The same spike was evident the last time fuel prices escalated, and as the price of fuel climbs, police say so will the likelihood of more gasoline thefts.

Investigators say many of the thefts have been ``drive offs'' at gas stations where self-serve customers fill their tanks and drive off without paying.

Police recommend installing a locking gas cap, noting that many fuel doors that open remotely or with a key are flimsy and easily compromised.

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With the cost of filling up hitting $100 for many vehicles, Ontario Provincial Police are seeing a rise in gas thefts.

The same spike was evident the last time fuel prices escalated, and as the price of fuel climbs, police say so will the likelihood of more gasoline thefts.

Investigators say many of the thefts have been ``drive offs'' at gas stations where self-serve customers fill their tanks and drive off without paying.

Police recommend installing a locking gas cap, noting that many fuel doors that open remotely or with a key are flimsy and easily compromised.

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