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New petrol drive off policy means a win for victims: Police
4 weeks ago

New petrol drive off policy means a win for victims: Police

A CHANGE of policy means Victoria Police will investigate every petrol drive off in a bid to ease the burden on victims of crime.

Ballarat Superintendent Jenny Wilson was among …
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Police warn drivers not paying for fuel can expect to be charged
2 months ago

Police warn drivers not paying for fuel can expect to be charged

AS PETROL prices continue to rise across the state, police have sent out a stern warning to drivers who are filling up and driving off without paying for their fuel; expect …
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Hi-tech cameras to scan number plates in bid to stop petrol thieves
2 months ago

Hi-tech cameras to scan number plates in bid to stop petrol thieves

NUMBER PLATES of vehicles entering some service stations, shopping centres and hospitals are to be scanned in an effort to counter petrol thieves and boom-gate runners.

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Portarlington petrol station to implement pre-pay fuel due to drive-offs
2 months ago

Portarlington petrol station to implement pre-pay fuel due to drive-offs

A PORTARLINGTON petrol station owner says his business is so crippled by fuel thefts he has been forced to make all customers pre-pay for fuel.

Tower …
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Ex-youth worker stole more than $700 of petrol during 10-month theft spree
4 months ago

Ex-youth worker stole more than $700 of petrol during 10-month theft spree

A former youth worker whose job was to help traumatised, at-risk youth stole more than $700 of petrol during a 10-month theft spree.

Bryan Church fronted …
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Drive-offs cost Canberra petrol station owner thousands
5 months ago

Drive-offs cost Canberra petrol station owner thousands

A Canberra petrol station owner says he has lost up to $2500 in the last four months as an increasing number of people drive off without paying for their fuel.


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‘There are no laws to help’ – south-west petrol station operators speak out
6 months ago

‘There are no laws to help’ – south-west petrol station operators speak out

SOUTH-WEST service station operators are fed up with fuel drive-offs.

APCO director Peter Anderson said the penalties imposed to people caught stealing fuel were “pathetic” and in most cases offenders …
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QLD: Drive-off stats don’t stack up
6 months ago

QLD: Drive-off stats don’t stack up

Petrol drive-off offences have doubled over the past two years according to Queensland Police figures.

Statistics show that there were 22,176 fuel drive-offs in Queensland compared with 14, 632 in …
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Liberal Victoria shows commitment to tackling crime
7 months ago

Liberal Victoria shows commitment to tackling crime

Victorian and Opposition Leader Matthew Guy spent time in convenience stores late at night last week to get a first-hand look at their operations – against the background of his …
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Men steal 423 litres of diesel from United petrol station
7 months ago

Men steal 423 litres of diesel from United petrol station

IT wasn’t so much a petrol drive-off as a highway robbery.

Two men are on the run after they brazenly stole more than $500 worth of fuel from a service …
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