Lincoln Park Police have launched an investigation after cars parked on the grounds of a grocery store were discovered leaking gasoline and each vehicle’s fuel tanks were punctured.
Police were called to Kroger, 2060 Dix Avenue, around 8:35 a.m. on April 13.
When they arrived, the owner of a vehicle told officers that he arrived at work at 4 a.m. and parked in the lot.
A few hours later, an employee approached him and told him that his vehicle was leaking gasoline.
Right behind his vehicle was a pair of white Jordan shoes.
Police said there were fresh wet prints behind his car, which looked like shoe prints.
The shoes were considered possible evidence.
While speaking with the owner of this vehicle, police noticed that another vehicle, a black BMW, was leaking fuel.
The BMW was parked in the driveway just south of the employee’s car.
An officer looked under the BMW and saw that the fuel tank was also punctured.
Police were unable to locate the owner of the vehicle, so a note was placed on the front windshield with a report number.
While the police were dealing with these two incidents, another employee approached and informed the police that her vehicle was also leaking fuel.
The woman also arrived at work at 4 a.m.
His vehicle was parked on the north side of the building.
Police looked under his car and found that his fuel tank was punctured in the same way as other vehicles.
The store has working surveillance cameras and an official told police he would provide them with the footage.
The other targeted vehicles were a red 2007 Pontiac G6 and a white 2011 Chevrolet Cruz.