- Associated Press - Thursday, July 3, 2014

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) - Authorities in Council Bluffs say a thief or thieves is drilling holes into cars to take gasoline inside.

Council Bluffs police say a person or group may be linked to at least 18 cases since April. There were 10 cases alone in June.

Sgt. David Dawson tells the Council Bluffs Nonpareil (https://bit.ly/1t38sPZ ) that the crimes involve the drilling of a hole into a car’s fuel tank. Both old and new cars have been targeted.

Dawson encouraged residents to contact authorities if they notice anything suspicious in their neighborhood.

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Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, https://www.nonpareilonline.com

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