Thieves drilling into gas tanks to steal gas

Posted at 6:40 PM, Dec 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-18 21:40:17-05

 SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Instead of oil, thieves are 'drilling' for gas.

One recent morning, Dave Bertino says a co-worker from Good-Men Roofing and Construction went to his truck, but right after he started driving, he noticed he had no gas. He tried to fill up, but the gas started leaking out.

Here's why: a hole drilled in the gas tank.  About $60 in gas was gone.  Replacing the damaged tank cost $1,500. 

On the app Nextdoor, there has been a string of postings about drilled gas tanks reported in the past few weeks, from the Midway District and Uptown to Kearny Mesa. 

Police say there's no evidence any of the cases are linked.