Scam at the gas pump

State Center PD seeking information on theft


STATE CENTER — Authorities are asking for the public’s assistance following a theft at a State Center convenience store.

At about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, an officer was dispatched to the Casey’s on a report of a theft. According to State Center Police Chief Jeff Bunn, a customer was approached by a male in the parking lot who claimed to be an employee. The victim was told that the store was running a special event and they were collecting money at the pump and the customer would receive a discount on fuel. The customer gave the money (a $10 bill) and the male subject then jumped into a white Nissan Altima and left northbound on 3rd Avenue SW at a high rate of speed.

Bunn is reminding the public to be aware and report any suspicious activity and suspects to local authorities.

Those with any information should contact the State Center Police Department at (641) 483-2107 or contact Marshall County Crime Stoppers at (641) 753-1234, via text by texting the word “marshall” followed by the tip to CRIMES (274637), or online at www.marshallcountycs.com