December 1, 2022

2 men used ‘bypass device’ to steal diesel fuel from Killeen pump, police say | Crime

Two men have been charged with unlawful use of a criminal instrument after they allegedly set it up to steal fuel from a convenience store on Willow Springs Road in Killeen.

The officer “observed the suspect, Michel Rieche Avalos, placing diesel fuel from (pump 12) into an external tank in the back of his pickup truck,” according to the probable cause affidavit for his arrest. “Officers … inspected the fuel pump and discovered that there was a device installed behind the pump panel that prevented the meter from reading the amount of fuel pumped, even though the mechanical pump was allowing fuel to flow. come out at the end of the nozzle.