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‘There are no laws to help’ – south-west petrol station operators speak out
3 days 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
3 weeks 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
1 month 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
1 month 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
6 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
7 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
8 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
8 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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Serial petrol thief cops fines in Mandurah court
10 months ago

Serial petrol thief cops fines in Mandurah court

A Mandurah man pleaded guilty in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday to six counts of stealing petrol from four different Coles Express service stations.

Police prosecution told the court …
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Servos lose out as theft soars
1 year ago

Servos lose out as theft soars

A rise in number plate thefts is driving a spike in fuel drive-offs that is costing small business owners up to $15,000 a year, a business director says.

APCO director Peter Anderson …
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