Angela Thompson, July 14 2015

Two men caught allegedly siphoning 160 litres of fuel from a Keiraville service station in an after-hours visit have been questioned by police.

A passer-by saw the men filling about 12 jerry cans with diesel at a station on the corner of Braeside Avenue and Gipps Road, about 10pm Monday.

When police arrived they allegedly found the men inside a black Hilux ute parked close by, with the cans part-loaded onto the tray.

Police also located a large number of tools and siphoning equipment on-site.

The service station has operated as the independent Larry Mulder’s until several weeks ago, when ownership changed hands and a refurbishment began.

The petrol pumps have been in use sporadically as a result of the works. An investigation by Wollongong Police is ongoing.

Police are urging anyone with information in relation to this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Extracted in full from the Illawarra Mercury.