fuel truck stolen from Griffin Energy Services in Frederick, MD, was
found drained and abandoned in the parking lot of a mall 54 miles away
in Prince George’s County, local media reports said.
was reported missing after 8 a.m. Feb. 20. It was carrying 2,300 gallons
of heating oil and kerosene.
on, law-enforcement officials were concerned that the theft might have
a link to terrorism. However, they now think the truck was stolen for
police were called to Landover Mall near State Highway 202 in Hyattsville,
MD, at 7:30 p.m. the same day after the stolen truck was spotted. Hyattsville
is just east of Washington, DC. The tanker was recovered empty.