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Two police cars crash in late-night pursuit of alleged fuel thief
6 months ago

Two police cars crash in late-night pursuit of alleged fuel thief

Four police officers were injured when their two vehicles collided during a chase of an alleged fuel thief for more than an hour across south-east Queensland overnight.

A 34-year-old man …
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Petrol theft: why police are cracking down
7 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
8 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
8 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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Man arrested after car chase and foot pursuit suspected in spate of petrol drive-offs
8 months 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
8 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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Soaring fuel thefts driving servo owners to despair
9 months 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
11 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
1 year 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
1 year 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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