Americans stealing gas, reselling it amid record prices: ‘There’s no Robin Hood in this’

(FOXNEWS) Thieves across the United States are stealing gas, either by physically taking gas from pumps and other vehicles or by hacking gas retailers’ networks, as fuel prices hit record highs.

And while the gas thieves might think they’re doing drivers a favor by reselling stolen gas at a discount, experts say gas thieves aren’t exactly sticking it to the man the way they think they are.

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“There is no Robin Hood in this,” Jeff Lenard, vice president of strategic industry initiatives at the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), told Fox News Digital. “These are thieves. They are not robbing from the rich and giving to the poor. The gas station owner is the least responsible for high prices. The cost of theft gets passed on in higher prices, and when people are driving around with unsecured stolen fuel, it is a concern to anybody.”



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