Criminals Pull Off Insane Chick-fil-A Robbery

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( A Chick-fil-A A manager in Georgia has stated he has dealt with bandits stealing gallons of used peanut oil from the store’s dumpster each month. According to the police report, the 700–800 gallons of cooking oil that had been stolen had a value of around $2,000.

The Athens-Clarke County Police Department noted that the most recent theft occurred on Oct. 5 at around 3 a.m. when the cooking oil had been stolen from the Atlanta Highway Chick-fil-A before it could be recycled.

Lt. Jody Thompson revealed to Fox 5 Atlanta that it was not uncommon for oil to be stolen. Thompson added that the store staff had noticed that one of the back gate’s locks had been cut. From there, they were able to see that gallons of oil had been stolen. As he pointed out, the people responsible for the heist had managed to siphon out thousands of dollars’ worth of oil, which they transported with a rented U-Haul.

The manager also informed police that the truck had been pulled up to the dumpster, where two men were able to get the oil. It is not yet clear whether the incident is visible on a surveillance camera.

Regarding the value of the cooking oil, Thompson pointed out that it was possible for it to be refined and sold as fuel. There are also different markets that make use of recycled oil.

The Department of Homeland Security has also noted in a press release that this oil is often sold by restaurants to biodiesel companies.

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