Toulouse. In the middle of the night, they loot several hundred liters of gasoline in a construction site
By Quentin Marais
Gasoline prices are spreading upwards. This Tuesday, June 28, 2022, 195 of the 196 stations in Haute-Garonne displays a price higher than 2 euros per liter pour fuel. But even before daybreak, on the side of the Montaudran-Lespinet district of Toulouse, two individuals tried to get supplies… without paying.
Suspicious comings and goings
In the middle of the night, the police receive a call. “A person explains to us that he observes the comings and goings of two individuals rather suspicious at the level of a construction site”, indicates a police source to Toulouse news.
When the police move to the scene, the testimony they received on the phone a few minutes earlier is consistent with what is happening on the spot.
“They note the presence of two individuals, who are indeed going back and forth with jerry cans in their hands. » And at the time of presenting their function, the agents see one of the characteristics of the duo fleeing.
Several hundred liters
But the second, “a 20-year-old young man unknown to the police”, is himself arrested.
And not far from him, the police, who also noticed that “the individual’s gloves and clothes were soaked in diesel”, discovered a fairly large quantity of jerry cans. ” We find fifteen cans of 20 liters and 15 cans of 25 liters filled. “Or almost… 700 liters of gasoline. Enough to fill up several times…
In reconnaissance in the sector, the police notice, in fact, that inside this construction site, there is “a pump, which comes out of a tank of diesel. It was used to suck up dieselto put it in the cans”.
Custody and filing a complaint
Brought back to the police station, the young man was taken into custody. “He admits to being destitute and having need to make some money. It was then that the second individual, still wanted on Tuesday afternoon, who fled when the police arrived, “would have offered him a plan to earn some money. He let himself be caused and was put in a business of sale”. Police custody continues, the investigation with.
As for the company that owns the diesel tank, “ she complained against the arrested individual.
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