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Southeast service stations losing thousands as crime rate soars
2 weeks 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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Portarlington petrol station to implement pre-pay fuel due to drive-offs
1 year ago

Portarlington petrol station to implement pre-pay fuel due to drive-offs

A PORTARLINGTON petrol station owner says his business is so crippled by fuel thefts he has been forced to make all customers pre-pay for fuel.

Tower …
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Call for unity to stop petrol theft

Charlene Macaulay, 29 March 2016

A Victorian parliamentary committee has called on industry, government and police to join forces to tackle the problem of petrol drive-offs.

An inquiry by the …
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Casey second worst for fuel theft in Melbourne, parliamentary enquiry reveals

Megan Bailey, 22 March 2016

THE CITY of Casey is the second worst local government area for fuel drive-offs in Melbourne, with at least 3190 reports of petrol drive offs …
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A spike in drive-offs has Caltex fuming
4 years ago

A spike in drive-offs has Caltex fuming

Peter Carruthers, 16 January 2016

A SPATE of petrol station drive-offs this week has prompted a notice from police reminding drivers that not paying for petrol is a crime.

Last …
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Stolen ute used as getaway car and in petrol drive offs during Adelaide crime spree
4 years ago

Stolen ute used as getaway car and in petrol drive offs during Adelaide crime spree

07 January 2016

A car stolen late last year from Gilles Plains, 15 kilometres north of Adelaide, has been used in two petrol drive offs and as a getaway …
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Melbourne petrol stations urged to apply prepaid policy to stop fuel theft
4 years ago

Melbourne petrol stations urged to apply prepaid policy to stop fuel theft

Petrol stations are being urged to apply a blanket prepaid policy to prevent petrol thefts.

Greensborough highway patrol Senior Sergeant Peter Koger said forcing customers to pay for petrol before …
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Three-time petrol thief just misses out on jail

A 19-year-old Biloela man who Magistrate Barbara Tynan described as having an “appalling history” narrowly missed a jail term when he appeared in the Gladstone Magistrates Court yesterday.

Travis Edward …
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