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

Added 06-27-22 02:43:01am EST - “Thieves are stealing gas from pumps and other vehicles either by physically accessing pumps or by hacking networks as the national gas price average sits at $5 per gallon.” - Foxnews.com

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AAA corporate communications manager Doug Shupe says criminals across the country are targeting parked cars and stealing gas from the tank.

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.

Thieves put themselves in danger when they attempt to physically steal gas.  (Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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