While you are paying for the gas, the suspected thief is filling up their vehicle with gas while using your nozzle.
- According to Rob Baquera with the Roseville Police, “They, on the other side of the island, are actually using your nozzle to steal gas. We’ve seen a few cases historically where this has worked and we have been able to fortunately catch people,”
- The alleged suspect has been arrested by the Roseville Police in 2019 for pulling off the same scheme at least a dozen times.
- A recommended tip for gas pumpers: Park in well-lit areas, and when it comes to the gas pump swapping scheme, keep in mind your hose nozzle will always be on the same side as the holster and the hose will never cross over the pump.