According to the Virginia Beach Police Department, suspects marketed discounted gas prices through various social media platforms.
According to the Virginia Beach police, two people who are suspected of committing a crime are suspected of taking thousands of dollars worth of fuel from a gas station that was closed overnight for many days while simultaneously advertising decreased gas prices on social media.
Rashane Griffith, age 24, and Devon Drumgoole, age 21, both of Norfolk, were taken into custody on Thursday by the Virginia Beach Police Department (VBPD) on charges of grand larceny, conspiracy, and possession of burglary tools. Both suspects were apprehended on the same day. According to the information provided by the police, additional charges may be made as the investigation continues.
On Tuesday, a report of suspicious behavior was received at the Citgo gas station located in the 1400 block of North Great Neck Road, which prompted the dispatch of law enforcement officers to the location. The station had already been closed at the time. According to the agency, authorities observed a huge number of vehicles as well as individuals pumping gas on the premises.
An initial examination revealed, by the authorities, that unauthorized access to the gas pumps was being gained through the use of various devices.