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Police need community's help locating gas thief

This security image shows a man suspected of stealing gas. (Source: Jonesboro Police Department) This security image shows a man suspected of stealing gas. (Source: Jonesboro Police Department)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Police are looking for a man who pumped more than 18 gallons of gas and ran without paying. 

According to a Jonesboro police report, the incident happened on Saturday at Murphy Oil USA, 1807 East Highland Drive. 

An employee told police that a black man driving a newer model Dodge Durango pumped $62.80 worth of gas and drove off without paying.

The employee gave the officer a license plate number of an Arkansas tag 656 UAU. It came back to a Toyota pickup, not the Dodge Durango.

The officer asked the employee if she had the right plate number. 

She told police she did because she checked it when the suspect went to the restroom. 

Police said the the vehicle could be displaying fake tags. 

Anyone with information on this crime should call Crimestoppers at 935-STOP. 

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