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Video of fuel drive-offs released as police launch text trial to catch drivers
3 weeks 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
1 month 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
2 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
3 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
3 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
9 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
11 months 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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Car thefts fuel service station petrol rip-offs
1 year ago

Car thefts fuel service station petrol rip-offs

SERVICE stations have been forced to watch hundreds of dollars drive away every month as cars pull out without paying for their petrol.

Senior Constable Steve Smith of Mackay Police …
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Labor government, police set sights on petrol thieves in new campaign
1 year ago

Labor government, police set sights on petrol thieves in new campaign

MOTORISTS who fill up and flee will be targeted in a fuel theft crackdown announced by the state government today.

Victoria Police and the Labor government have set their sights …
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New petrol drive off policy means a win for victims: Police
1 year ago

New petrol drive off policy means a win for victims: Police

A CHANGE of policy means Victoria Police will investigate every petrol drive off in a bid to ease the burden on victims of crime.

Ballarat Superintendent Jenny Wilson was among …
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