Robber steals 513 gal. of diesel fuel using bread truck, police say

February 27, 2013 12:23:09 PM PST
A Southwest Philadelphia man has been charged with using a bread truck to steal hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel from a Wawa store.

Police say some time before Monday February 4th at 11:30 a.m., 55-year-old Keith Jones of the 5500 block of Belmar Terrace backed a Stroehmann's delivery truck up to the diesel fuel ground pump at the Wawa store in the 8200 block of Bartram Avenue.

Surveillance video showed the truck parked there for over 40 minutes, while police say Jones tampered with the pump, then siphoned 513 gallons of diesel fuel into containers inside the truck.

Police say the video shows the truck leaving the parking lot extremely weighted down in the rear.

Officers arrested Jones at his home on Monday.

He has been charged with theft, criminal mischief and related offenses.