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Wallan’s James Hewitt steals petrol from Coles Express
4 weeks ago

Wallan’s James Hewitt steals petrol from Coles Express

A Wallan man who “didn’t want to pay” for a petrol managed to get away without footing a bill a remarkable 20 times. And when police finally caught up with …
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Petrol theft: why police are cracking down
4 months ago

Petrol theft: why police are cracking down

“If you’re thinking about stealing petrol, think again. You won’t get away with it.”

This is the message Ballarat police want to send to the community.

While for several years …
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Little River petrol theft prompts police to seek public help
5 months ago

Little River petrol theft prompts police to seek public help

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 …
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Fuel thief caught on cross-country roadtrip
6 months 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
6 months 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
9 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
10 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
10 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
11 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
12 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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