Residents across the Los Angeles area are claiming thieves are siphoning gas out of their cars amid the record-high gas prices.
This will only get worse and it will spread across the US. If you can’t lock your car’s gas cap, try and buy a one. Check to make sure it fits your vehicle. They cost $10-$20 compared to one tank of gas costing about $75.
Walmart has several
Hyper-inflation means crime will increase.
NOTE: Some cases the thieves are drilling the gas tanks, but that is rare compared to the siphoning.
Police are recommending garage your car when possible, if not park in well lighted areas at night.
If you don’t have an car alarm with proximity / motion sensor, get one.
The Renton Police Department in Washington posted a warning on its Facebook page, telling people to park their vehicles in garages whenever possible and purchase a “quality locking gas cap.”