Gas Prices Could Increase Crime


Fairfax County Police Department
Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
703-922-0889. TTY 711. Fax 703-719-6436
Date Released 09/12/12
Contact: Brooke Wright / 703-922-0889
Information Bulletin: Larceny of Gas

Gas Prices Could Increase Crime 

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            Gas prices have gone on the rise again. Unfortunately, sometimes that corresponds to a rise in certain crimes. Last week in the Franconia District, two men were spotted attempting to siphon gas from day care buses. In addition, a gas can was stolen from a vehicle in the overnight hours.

            Officers have been alerted to these cases and would appreciate your assistance. First, protect yourself from these cases. Lock your sheds and garages where you store your gas, and locking rear fence gates to your yard is always a good practice. Consider a locking gas cap if you have a large vehicle that holds a significant amount of fuel.

            Second, please remain vigilant if you witness one of these occurrences. Document license plate numbers of suspicious vehicles and call us immediately at 703-691-2131 to have an officer dispatched to investigate.



To request this information in an alternate format, call the Franconia District Station at 703.922.0889.  TTY 711






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