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Fresno Min Mart Wasn't Robbed-Gas Was Repossessed

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Wednesday night on the KMPH Fox 26 Ten O'clock News we reported that a gas rustler was on the loose. But Thursday Fresno Police discovered that gas wasn't stolen from a southeast Fresno mini–mart.  It was repossessed by the fuel distributor.

Red Triangle Oil says it sent a truck early Wednesday morning to reclaim 9–thousand gallons of gas after the former owner of Lucky Mini Mart at Tulare and Clovis Avenues failed to pay his bill. 

Wednesday night we showed surveillance video of a gas tanker identified as R&M Fuel Transport draining the fuel tank.  Manuel Alvarez is the man in the video and he told KMPH Fox 26 News that he was hired to repossess the fuel.

He says the job is called a "pump out" and it's not uncommon in the business.  Fresno Police have suspended their investigation because now it's a civil case.

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