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Alleged Gasoline Thief Arrested

Police say a Smithtown man stole fuel from 16 stations in Suffolk County.

Suffolk County police arrested a Smithtown man Tuesday after he allegedly stole gasoline from 16 stations throughout Suffolk County.

Walter Amerbach, 21, was taken into custody and charged with 11 counts of petty larceny after a four-month stint of fueling and fleeing.

Police said that Amerbach would pull up to a gas station pump in a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee and ask the attendant to fill the tank. Once full, he would drive off without paying.

After a gasoline theft on Feb. 26 at the Wave Gas Station in St. James, Fourth Precinct Crime Section put out a notification with the description and plate number of the vehicle.

A Third Precinct sector car located the vehicle at approximately 5:15 p.m. at the Planet Fitness gym in Bay Shore, where Amerbach was arrested and charged.

He will be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip.

josef February 27, 2013 at 10:27 AM
Boo Hoo! Every time fhat I fill up at a station I get robbed because of high gas prices and also the high per gallon tax.In some crazy way I sense some kind of redistribution that is so popular these days. Mabe these gas pumping guys have some sixth sense because they usually make me pay before they pump.
Nicole R February 27, 2013 at 03:32 PM
I just can't believe he got away with this 16X?? Crazy!
Cause That's Where The Gas Is February 27, 2013 at 11:19 PM
How did he devise such a complex scheme? It must have been years in the works.
Walter Stupidhead March 01, 2013 at 12:54 AM
Waltdaddyfresh you da stupid aho
Walter Stupidhead March 01, 2013 at 01:00 AM
Walter, Why did you think you could get away with this? You have now disgraced your family your name and your town. The article I read says you like partying with your friends, well I hope your friends can support your habits, because your stupidity has gone viral on the Internet. Do you think any employer in their right mind is going to hire you now? You screwed yourself royally.

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