Authorities say New Jersey man stole $1,700 worth of fuel from Delaware Wawa using a device

Mocobizscene- Last week, authorities in Delaware arrested a man from New Jersey for allegedly manipulating a gas pump to steal more than $1,700 worth of fuel.

Kelvin Giron-Brand, a 34-year-old resident of Paterson, was caught installing a unique device on a fuel pump at a Wawa in New Castle. This device allowed him to dispense large amounts of fuel at a significantly reduced cost, according to the Delaware State Police.

Troopers arrived at the Wawa gas station on Tuesday afternoon in response to a reported fuel theft. Upon arrival, they discovered Giron-Brand at one of the pumps, seated in a white Ford van.

Multiple Wawa gas stations in the area have been experiencing a series of diesel fuel thefts. Investigators have uncovered a pattern where perpetrators install devices on fuel pumps to carry out these thefts.

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The Delaware State Police have reported that Kelvin Giron-Brand, a 34-year-old resident of Paterson, N.J., is accused of stealing $1,700 worth of fuel from a pump at a Wawa gas station.

During the inspection, authorities discovered one of these devices in the fuel pump being used by Giron-Brand. Additionally, officers found multiple containers in his work van that held over $1,700 worth of fuel.

Authorities said that troopers found a device installed on the pump that Giron-Brand was using to pilfer significant amounts of fuel at a fraction of the regular cost (Delaware State Police).

According to authorities, Giron-Brand was able to purchase the fuel at a significantly reduced price, paying less than $20, thanks to the manipulation device.

Giron-Brand was apprehended without any resistance. He faces a series of serious charges, including felonies such as shoplifting over $1,500, possession of burglary tools or instruments intended for disabling security systems, and second-degree conspiracy.

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