RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) --
Riverside police are asking for the public's help to identify suspects who stole hundreds of gallons of gasoline from a local gas station using a fake horse trailer.
Police say the incident happened around 4:45 a.m. on July 22 at the Weis Fuel gas station at 9407 Magnolia Ave.
According to investigators, a newer, white Ford F-150 SuperCrew 4-door, pulling a dark-colored horse trailer, pulled up to the gas station, stopping with the trailer over the tank filling hole.
Authorities say it appears the trailer is equipped with a false floor and interior pumping system that allowed the suspects, possibly a male and female, to steal about 500 gallons of gasoline.
"They're thieves. I don't know how to describe them. I mean, they're driving a truck better than my truck," said gas station owner Fred Sweis.
A witness told police the truck had some sort of alien sticker on the exterior.