By Nick Janes

RIO LINDA (CBS13) – Thieves have stolen hundreds of gallons of unleaded gas from an underground tank at a Rio Linda gas station.

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The theft was discovered when fire fighters driving in the area of E Street and Dry Creek Boulevard when they heard an alarm at the Valero Gas Station.

The fire fighters went to investigate and found fuel spilled all over the ground.

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The station manager was alerted.  When he arrived to clean up the mess, he found that more than 250 gallons of unleaded gas had been taken from underground tanks.

It was originally reported that diesel fuel was stolen, but the owners now say it was unleaded gas.

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The thieves are still on the loose.  But investigators hope surveillance cameras will provide them some clues.