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Gold Coast police officer pinned between cars trying to stop petrol thief
1 week 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 weeks 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
4 weeks 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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Man allegedly stole $1403 of diesel fuel
9 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
10 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
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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Police warn drivers not paying for fuel can expect to be charged
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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