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Man allegedly stole $1403 of diesel fuel
6 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
7 months 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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New petrol drive off policy means a win for victims: Police
10 months 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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Police warn drivers not paying for fuel can expect to be charged
11 months ago

Police warn drivers not paying for fuel can expect to be charged

AS PETROL prices continue to rise across the state, police have sent out a stern warning to drivers who are filling up and driving off without paying for their fuel; expect …
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Hi-tech cameras to scan number plates in bid to stop petrol thieves
11 months ago

Hi-tech cameras to scan number plates in bid to stop petrol thieves

NUMBER PLATES of vehicles entering some service stations, shopping centres and hospitals are to be scanned in an effort to counter petrol thieves and boom-gate runners.

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Scancam millionth plate promotion a success
12 months ago

Scancam millionth plate promotion a success

One lucky winner is $2,500 richer after being the one-millionth person to have their licence plate scanned during Scancam’s special promotion on Friday, May 18.

The promotion ran across the …
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‘There are no laws to help’ – south-west petrol station operators speak out
1 year ago

‘There are no laws to help’ – south-west petrol station operators speak out

SOUTH-WEST service station operators are fed up with fuel drive-offs.

APCO director Peter Anderson said the penalties imposed to people caught stealing fuel were “pathetic” and in most cases offenders …
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Woman convicted and fined after failing to pay for her petrol
2 years ago

Woman convicted and fined after failing to pay for her petrol

A WOMAN who twice filled her car tank with fuel at a BP service station and then left without paying has been convicted of dishonestly obtaining property by deception and fined.

The matters against …
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Woman commits five drive-offs at same Bendigo petrol station in just over a week
2 years ago

Woman commits five drive-offs at same Bendigo petrol station in just over a week

A SERIAL thief in Bendigo committed five drive-offs at the same petrol station in just over one week, a court has heard.

Kiara Austin, 20, pleaded guilty in the Bendigo Magistrates’ …
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Serial petrol thief cops fines in Mandurah court
2 years ago

Serial petrol thief cops fines in Mandurah court

A Mandurah man pleaded guilty in the Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday to six counts of stealing petrol from four different Coles Express service stations.

Police prosecution told the court …
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