Cooking grease thefts continue to rise in California amid hike in oil prices

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The number of cooking grease thefts has gone up in correlation with the constant hike in oil prices. 

This sudden demand in "yellow grease," or biofuel, has created a theft craze that's been widely popular in the black market.

Yet, police are finding this type of thievery difficult to control since there is no current Calif. law that recognizes this type of crime. 

Grease thieves mostly strike at night, breaking into recycling companies and restaurants, taking their oil and selling it on the black market. 

Here in Kern County it is no different. 

Two men were caught on film stealing 50 gallons of kitchen grease from the Lie 'n Den Restaurant on Niles Place around 5 a.m. on January 6. 

WATCH the video above. 

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