Man found burned in van may have been gas thief

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles police say a man whose burned body was found inside a van may have been trying to steal gasoline at a service station.

City News Service the body was found at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday at a South Los Angeles gas station. The man’s identity hasn’t been released.

Officer Manuel Gomez tells KCBS-TV that there was some type of pump coming from the parked van to an underground gasoline tank and the man may have been trying to steal fuel.

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