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Ex-youth worker stole more than $700 of petrol during 10-month theft spree
1 month 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
4 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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Woman convicted and fined after failing to pay for her petrol
9 months ago

Woman convicted and fined after failing to pay for her petrol

A WOMAN who twice filled her car tank with fuel at a BP service station and then left without paying has been convicted of dishonestly obtaining property by deception and fined.

The matters against …
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‘It’s time to be tough’: Coalition vows crackdown on $20m fuel theft epidemic
10 months ago

‘It’s time to be tough’: Coalition vows crackdown on $20m fuel theft epidemic

Petrol theft that costs Victorian service station owners more than $20 million a year will be reclassified as a criminal offence if the Coalition is elected next year.

The pledge …
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Woman commits five drive-offs at same Bendigo petrol station in just over a week
11 months ago

Woman commits five drive-offs at same Bendigo petrol station in just over a week

A SERIAL thief in Bendigo committed five drive-offs at the same petrol station in just over one week, a court has heard.

Kiara Austin, 20, pleaded guilty in the Bendigo Magistrates’ …
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Petrol drive off leads to arrest at Underdale
11 months ago

Petrol drive off leads to arrest at Underdale

A woman has been arrested after a petrol drive off at Fulham overnight.

Police received a call from a Henley Beach Road service station about 1.45am on Monday 26 June …
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