Raleigh man charged with accepting $9,700 worth of stolen gasoline

From staff reportsNovember 20, 2013 

Arazzak Mohamed Alhakkari: 11/11/2013, at 3301 HAMMOND RD RALEIGH, NC 27603. 5'06", 137. Charged with: RECEIVE STOLEN GOODS/PROP (F).

— An employee of a Raleigh convenience store accepted almost $10,000 worth of gas in an embezzlement scheme run by a fuel delivery driver, according to an arrest warrant and court documents.

Arazzak Mohamed Ali Alhakkari, of 2265 Plum Forest Road, received the stolen fuel last summer, an arrest warrant alleges, and was arrested Nov. 11. William Evans, a delivery driver, was arrested last summer for shorting orders and illegally delivering the excess, according to a Raleigh Police Department spokesman Jim Sughrue.

The crime was reported to have occurred at a Stop n’ Go store at 2121 Garner Road, which Alhakkari owned at the time, Sughrue said.

The fuel was the property of Holmes Oil, Costco, Buy n’ Go, Marathon Gas and Kroger, and Alhakkari, 44, had “reasonable grounds to believe” it was illegally procured, an arrest warrant states. It wasn’t immediately clear whether Evans is accused of distributing stolen fuel to any other gas stations.

At the time of his arrest this month, Alhakkari was listed as a clerk at South Street Grocery, but an employee there identified him as an owner of the store. He was not immediately available for comment.

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