500 gallons of diesel fuel siphoned from Saffold Farms

MANATEE -- An unknown person entered Saffold Farms Saturday and siphoned 500 gallons of diesel fuel out of a large metal tank, the sheriff’s office reports.

The incident occurred in the 12000 block of Saffold Road in Wimauma, according to a media release. It is believed the suspect, or suspects, entered the property sometime between 4 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. Saturday by cutting off a master lock securing the gate before fleeing in an unknown direction.

Anyone with more information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (941) 747-3011.