Thieves take cooking oil from Ga. restaurant

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VILLA RICA, Ga. — Authorities in Villa Rica say can’t recall a theft quite like the heist of several gallons of cooking oil from a fried chicken restaurant.

Police tell WXIA-TV that two people early Saturday morning backed a truck up to the 55-gallon drums where employees dump used cooking oil from the Big Chic restaurant. Authorities say the suspects used a hose to siphon the oil from three drums.

Surveillance video shows a moving van with the words “Pacific Moving and Storage” on the side of the truck.

Big Chic owner Roger Fuller said he sells the used oil for recycling at $1.57 a gallon. He said it can be used as fuel in diesel engines, and the stolen oil cost him about $300.

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