Flood Watch
until SAT 11:00 PM MST, Coconino Plateau, Yavapai County Mountains, Little Colorado River Valley in Coconino County, Little Colorado River Valley in Navajo County, Little Colorado River Valley in Apache County, Western Mogollon Rim, Eastern Mogollon Rim, White Mountains, Northern Gila County, Yavapai County Valleys and Basins, Oak Creek and Sycamore Canyons, Western Pima County including Ajo/Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Tohono O'odham Nation including Sells, Upper Santa Cruz River and Altar Valleys including Nogales, Tucson Metro Area including Tucson/Green Valley/Marana/Vail, South Central Pinal County including Eloy/Picacho Peak State Park, Southeast Pinal County including Kearny/Mammoth/Oracle, Upper San Pedro River Valley including Sierra Vista/Benson, Eastern Cochise County below 5000 ft including Douglas/Wilcox, Upper Gila River and Aravaipa Valleys including Clifton/Safford, White Mountains of Graham and Greenlee Counties including Hannagan Meadow, Galiuro and Pinaleno Mountains including Mount Graham, Chiricahua Mountains including Chiricahua National Monument, Dragoon/Mule/Huachuca and Santa Rita Mountains including Bisbee/Canelo Hills/Madera Canyon, Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains including Mount Lemmon/Summerhaven, Baboquivari Mountains including Kitt Peak, Kofa, Central La Paz, Aguila Valley, Southeast Yuma County, Gila River Valley, Northwest Valley, Tonopah Desert, Gila Bend, Buckeye/Avondale, Cave Creek/New River, Deer Valley, Central Phoenix, North Phoenix/Glendale, New River Mesa, Scottsdale/Paradise Valley, Rio Verde/Salt River, East Valley, Fountain Hills/East Mesa, South Mountain/Ahwatukee, Southeast Valley/Queen Creek, Superior, Northwest Pinal County, West Pinal County, Apache Junction/Gold Canyon, Tonto Basin, Mazatzal Mountains, Pinal/Superstition Mountains, Sonoran Desert Natl Monument, San Carlos, Dripping Springs, Globe/Miami, Southeast Gila County

Search for suspect who drilled holes in delivery van gas tanks in Mesa

Police are looking for a person who stole gas and made a big mess in the process in Mesa.

“A guy came by and drilled holes in the gas tanks on our delivery vans," said Gerard Mulqueen.

His family business, a sewing shop that has been open since the 70s, was the target of a fuel thief over the weekend.

"Came in, drive around parked at the front of the lot, sat there, walked around and poked holes," said Mulqueen.

Surveillance video shows the suspect pulling into the parking lot Sunday morning.  The suspect can be seen looping around the parking lot, and eventually walking away from one of the business' delivery vans.

The suspect damaged three vans in all, causing thousands in damage and not getting much.

"He got like maybe a half gallon," said Mulqueen.

The fuel was damaging the parking lot by the time the Mulqueens got to the store. They put down kitty litter to try and absorb the leaks.

"When we came in, the fuel was cascading down on the ground, eating away at the parking lot. That’s why we have this and we have to figure out where people will park for Black Friday," said Mulqueen.

Now, they’ve had to put pending orders on hold.

Gerard Mulqueen

"We have a bunch of deliveries to get done. We have a truck that travels from store to store, and we’ve had to put everything on hold until it gets fixed so it’s pretty inconvenient," said Mulqueen.

Anyone with information should call police.