2 charged after Detroit gas pump hacked, 600 gallons stolen

- Two men have been charged after hundreds of gallons of gas were stolen from a Marathon station in Detroit. 

Police say Damon Blocker, 29, and Reginald Hollien, 34, both of Detroit, used some kind of remote device to hack into a pump. 

When the gas station clerk figured out what was happening, he tried to turn off the pump with a computer -- but it wouldn't work. The workers eventually had to use an emergency shut off button to turn off every pump at the station, which is on Seven Mile Road.

Meanwhile, though, more than 90 minutes had passed and more than 600 gallons of gas were gone. The damage came to about $1,800 worth of gas. 

Prosecutors also allege during that time that the two were selling the gas -- while still at the gas station -- for cash. Prosecutor Kym Worthy says once that was discovered is when the attendant tried to disable the pump. 

At that point, the suspects left the station. Police caught up with them later on July 9 and they were arrested. 

They've both been charged with Use of a Computer to Commit a Crime; Organized Retail Crime; and Larceny $1000-$20,000*.     

Both have been arraigned. Blocker received a  $75,000/10% bond and Hollien received a  $50,000/ 10% bond. They're dur in court again next week. 

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