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Driver makes off with gas pump nozzle

Police are looking for a suspect who caused significant damage to a gas pump at the Fas Gas in Blackfalds on Christmas Day.

Blackfalds RCMP said a lone female pulled her dark-coloured two-door car into the gas station at about 8:10 p.m. on Dec. 25, when the station was closed.

Sgt. James Derouin said the female placed the gas nozzle in her tank and attempted to gas up, not realizing the station was closed. She walked up to the window of the gas station and realized it was closed.

She then walked back to her driver side door and pulled away with the nozzle still in her tank, causing a significant amount of damage.

“The lady obviously forgot she put the nozzle in the tank and then she drove off,” said Derouin. “There was no intent there.”

Police estimated the damage at several thousand dollars.

The gas station’s pump has not yet been fixed.

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying this female. If anyone has information in regards to this incident, they are asked to call Blackfalds RCMP at 403-885-3300 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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