Stolen Gas Tanker Found

Wednesday, Sep 14, 2011  |  Updated 5:29 PM EDT
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Stolen Gas Tanker Found

Alex Alejandre

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A stolen tanker truck containing more than 3,000 gallons of gasoline that was taken from Maryland's Eastern Shore earlier this week was found in Southwest Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon.

The tanker was found a little after 4 p.m. on the 6800 block of Greenway Avenue in Philadelphia, according to Philadelphia Police.

The 10-wheel truck bearing an Alger Oil logo on the tank was stolen from Commerce Lane in Worton, Md., late Monday or early Tuesday.

Alger services the upper Eastern Shore and Harford County in Maryland, northern Delaware and southern Pennsylvania, and officials said the delivery trucks aren't usually seen outside the areas they serve.

The FBI was alerted and assisted with the search for the tanker, Sgt. Glenn Owens said. Nothing about the investigation points to terrorism, but in light of a possible terror threat linked to the 9/11 anniversary and the proximity to Washington, they took precautions.

It’s unclear if all the gas is still in the tanker.

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