Suspect in Pharr diesel theft scheme turns himself in to police

1 year 2 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, July 07 2022 Jul 7, 2022 July 07, 2022 3:59 PM July 07, 2022 in News - Local

A 50-year-old Edinburg man accused of stealing nearly 700 gallons of diesel from a gas station is now in custody.

Marcos Escobar turned himself in to police Thursday afternoon, the city announced. He was arraigned on a charge of theft of petroleum product and had his bond set at $7,500.

Evidence shows Escobar used a makeshift device to steal 681 gallons of diesel fuel valued at more than $3,500 from the Stripes gas station located at 1901 N. Tesoro in Pharr, the city said in a news release.

Officers believe the Stripes location had been targeted several times, police said in June when the theft was originally reported.

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