Thieves siphon cooking oil from Prince George's County restaurant

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Local,Maryland,Crime,Scott McCabe,Prince Georges County

Prince George's County police are investigating the theft of cooking oil from a Oxon Hill restaurant, and they are asking the public to help identify the suspects.

On March 13, around 10:20 p.m., two men drove a Chevy GMC delivery truck to the back of a restaurant in the 5100 block of Indian Head Highway. The incident was caught on surveillance video.

The men broke the lock to a cooking oil container, and used a long hose to siphon the grease into a container in the truck, and fled. Cooking oil is used in a number of consumer products and is valuable on the secondary market, police said.

The delivery truck had a temporary registration plate that had been curled up an unreadable, police said.

Anyone with information about this case or other cooking oil-related theft cases are asked to call investigators at (240) 695-7435.

smccabe@washingtonexaminer.com

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