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Rusk Co. authorities searching for diesel fuel thieves

Released by Rusk County Sheriff's Department:

RUSK COUNTY, TX - The Rusk County Crime Stoppers and Rusk County Sheriff's Office is reaching out to the citizens of Rusk County and surrounding areas asking for information related to the theft of approximately 1,500 gallons of red diesel taken from a fuel tank belonging to WT Byler Company off of County Road 270, in Rusk County.

On the morning of March 5, 2011, a worker arrived on location and discovered the lock on the entrance gate had been removed and the barricade tossed in the ditch.  Sometime between the dates of March 1, 2011, and March 5, 2011, unknown person(s) entered the property and removed approximately 1,500 gallons of red diesel fuel from a 2,000 gallon fuel tank belonging to WT Byler Company.  The diesel is valued at approximately $5,250.

The Rusk County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $1000 for any information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for this crime or any other felony crime.  Contact Rusk County Crime Stoppers at (903)655-TIPS (8477) or contact Rusk County Sheriff's Office at (903)657-3581.

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