Suspects accused of attempting to steal truck at San Jose airport

Byby Cornell Barnard KGO logo
Sunday, May 24, 2015
SJ police searching for suspects accused of stealing fuel truck
San Jose police are searching for suspects accused of stealing a jet fuel truck on Cunningham Avenue at Reid-Hillview Airport Saturday morning.

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Officials are searching for suspects accused of trying to steal a fuel truck from a South Bay airport and ramming it into a fence early Saturday morning.

Officers responded at 8 a.m. to a report of a stolen vehicle on Cunningham Avenue at the Reid-Hillview Airport.

Airport employees worked to repair the fence Saturday afternoon.

Officials say the truck was stolen from a San Jose fuel company located on the north side of the airport.

The truck is now back at the facility with some engine damage.

Officials say the suspects did not make it through the fence and ran away. Some airport workers know why the truck heist may have failed. "It ran out of gas or he broke the air pump," one man said.

The fuel company confirmed the air pump located underneath the truck broke, disabling the vehicle.

Police have no information on the suspects or how they got onto airport grounds after hours because it is a secure facility.

The fuel company declined to say if the truck was full of jet fuel or not.

Bay City News contributed to this story.