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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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Man arrested after car chase and foot pursuit suspected in spate of petrol drive-offs
2 weeks ago

Man arrested after car chase and foot pursuit suspected in spate of petrol drive-offs

A man arrested after a police chase is suspected of being responsible for numerous petrol drive-offs in the northern suburbs over the past six weeks.

A police patrol spotted a …
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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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Soaring fuel thefts driving servo owners to despair
1 month ago

Soaring fuel thefts driving servo owners to despair

The extent of Victoria’s petrol drive-off epidemic has been laid bare.

A year after police declared game-on against fuel bandits, new figures show thousands of thefts are occurring.

The state’s road authority …
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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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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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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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