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'A huge loss of money': Citgo gas station manager upset after multiple thefts

Posted at 6:59 PM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-09 21:45:49-04

A local gas station manager claims the same group of teens keep rushing into his store and stealing whatever they can grab.

Anand Mirle, manager of the Citgo gas station on 27th and Capitol, said the incidents happened multiple times within the last month.

On August 27th, surveillance video shows a mob of teenagers entering his store, grabbing items and running out without paying. Days later, a group steals items from a delivery driver in the parking lot of their store.

Mirle said each theft is adding up.

"We are losing a huge loss of money," he said.

Milwaukee Police have been called out to the gas station 10 times in the last two months for reports of thefts or trouble involving juveniles. Mirle said the threats to employees are taking a toll on his staff.

"It's hard to work in this environment right now," he said.

Mirle said each incident has happened in the morning or afternoon when the children should be in school. He is hoping Milwaukee Police will increase their presence to the area.

"We need more patrolling help us to watch them,"he said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police.