Kentucky State Police are investigating a string of diesel fuel robberies in Eastern Kentucky.
In two thefts in two weeks, 655 gallons of fuel, valued at around $2,300 was stolen from the Federal Aviation Administration radar tower on Black Mountain near the Virginia state line, police said.. The most recent theft of 55 gallons was reported Monday.
On Wednesday, 475 gallons valued at $1,700 were taken from Forrest Products Incorporated in Harlan. Radios and tools valued at $1,500 were also taken.
The robberies are connected, according to a KSP release, and investigators are asking for help.
Police are asking for anyone who may have “purchased discounted diesel fuel from private individuals” to contact the KSP post in Harlan at 606-573-3131.
HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars of diesel fuel, including some believed to have been stolen from a Federal Aviation Administration radar tower in eastern Kentucky.
Kentucky State Police spokesman Shane Jacobs said in a news release Thursday that in two thefts in two weeks, 655 gallons of fuel valued at around $2,300 were stolen from the Federal Aviation Administration radar tower on Black Mountain near the Virginia state line. The most recent reported theft from the radar tower was reported Monday.
Police say 475 gallons were also taken from a business in Harlan on Wednesday.
Investigators believe the robberies are connected.
Authorities are asking for members of the public who may have purchased discounted fuel from individuals to contact Kentucky State Police in Harlan.