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Fuel thief caught on cross-country roadtrip
6 days ago

Fuel thief caught on cross-country roadtrip

HAVING his money stolen was no deterrent for Leonard Mitsopoulos, as he attempted to drive from the Northern Territory home to New South Wales.

Instead, he pulled registration plates off …
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Thousands of fuel thieves ignore ‘benefit of the doubt’ text from police
3 weeks ago

Thousands of fuel thieves ignore ‘benefit of the doubt’ text from police

Thousands of Queensland “fuel thieves” have ignored texts from police who give motorists the benefit of the doubt and urge them to return to pay for their petrol.

In October, the …
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Petrol drive-off in Shepparton
3 months ago

Petrol drive-off in Shepparton

Police arrested two teens and are searching for a third following a petrol drive off in Shepparton this morning.

It is understood a boy aged in his mid-teens travelling in …
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Video of fuel drive-offs released as police launch text trial to catch drivers
4 months ago

Video of fuel drive-offs released as police launch text trial to catch drivers

Queensland police have launched a one-month SMS and email trial targeting vehicles involved in suspected fuel drive-offs.

The message will prompt owners of the vehicles involved to return to the …
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Southeast service stations losing thousands as crime rate soars
5 months ago

Southeast service stations losing thousands as crime rate soars

Petrol drive offs are costing service stations an average of $7200 every year and the problem is especially bad in Melbourne’s southeast.

Figures from the Crime Statistics Agency revealed record …
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Gold Coast police officer pinned between cars trying to stop petrol thief
6 months ago

Gold Coast police officer pinned between cars trying to stop petrol thief

Police say they’re pretty sure they know who’s responsible for seriously injuring an officer during a petrol drive off in Labrador overnight.

Queensland Police have released footage of the incident …
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Police, service stations tackle rising issue of fuel theft in Blacktown
6 months ago

Police, service stations tackle rising issue of fuel theft in Blacktown

Petrol stations in Blacktown are losing thousands of dollars as police cite a rise in fuel theft across Blacktown.

Data from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research shows there …
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Servos to name and shame dodgy petrol thieves
6 months ago

Servos to name and shame dodgy petrol thieves

Thousands of Sydneysiders are driving off without paying for petrol, spawning a new online “name and shame” website.

The drive-off epidemic in NSW – which works out as more …
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Petrol patrol gets tough
12 months ago

Petrol patrol gets tough

Bowser bandits, watch out. A team of Werribee-based police officers is dedicated to cracking down on thieves who commit petrol drive-offs in Wyndham.

Sergeant Brett Van Der Vliet said the …
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Man allegedly stole $1403 of diesel fuel
1 year ago

Man allegedly stole $1403 of diesel fuel

A man allegedly filled up a truck with more than $1400 worth of petrol and drove off without paying at an Eastern Creek service station.

Blacktown police have called on …
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