DAGSBORO, Del. (CBS) – Delaware State Police are reaching out to the public for help identifying two suspects who attempted to steal fuel from a Dagsboro gas station.

The incident occurred on Friday, May 25 around 4:37 a.m. at the Pep-Up fuel station on US 113. The two male suspects pulled up in separate vehicles, then attempted to defeat the locking mechanisms on the diesel pumps in order to pump fuel into large tanks hidden in the cargo bed of their vehicles.

Both suspects fled in their vehicles as a tractor trailer pulled up to the station to fuel. They were unsuccessful in stealing the fuel.

The first suspect was driving a maroon 2000-2006 GMC Sierra 2500 4WD with an extended cab that had two large white fuel tanks in the bed. He’s described as a white male between 5’9”-6’0” tall, around 250-300 lbs and with a large build.

The second suspect was driving a black 1994-1998 Chevrolet 1500 2WD with a standard cab and fuel tanks in the bed. He’s believed to be a white male between the ages of 25 and 40, and about 5’9”-6’0” tall. He has an average build and is believed to weigh between 170-200 lbs.

Troop 4 Property Crime Detectives are requesting anyone who may have information or can identify the suspects or suspect vehicles are asked to contact Detective J.S. Evans at Troop 4 at 302-856-5850 Extension #214 or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333. Information may also be provided via the internet at www.tipsubmit.com.

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