POLICE are calling for public assistance to track down an alleged petrol thief involved in two incidents.

The man, pictured, believed to be in his mid 30s was spotted driving a white Holden station wagon into the Melbourne-bound B.P petrol station at Little River on January 20 about 2pm.

Police say the car was fitted with stolen ZHK-915 number plates.

“The male driver in his mid 30’s put $86.91 of ULP into the vehicle. The male left without making any attempt to pay for the fuel,” a police spokesman said.

Police want to speak with this man following a petrol theft at Little River on Jan 20
Police want to speak with this man following a petrol theft at Little River on Jan 20
Holden with stolen number plates
Holden with stolen number plates

The same vehicle bearing the stolen plates was involved in an earlier petrol drive off from a Surf Coast Highway petrol station.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 and quote 190447698 as the incident number.

Extracted from Daily Telegraph