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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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Three offenders’ attempt to burgle Caltex Service Station in St Arnaud was foiled when police pulled in
1 year ago

Three offenders’ attempt to burgle Caltex Service Station in St Arnaud was foiled when police pulled in

OFFENDERS attempting to burgle a St Arnaud Caltex Service Station were interrupted on-scene by police.

Three offenders were attempting to break into the service station on the Sunraysia Highway about 1.20am …
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Labor government, police set sights on petrol thieves in new campaign
1 year ago

Labor government, police set sights on petrol thieves in new campaign

MOTORISTS who fill up and flee will be targeted in a fuel theft crackdown announced by the state government today.

Victoria Police and the Labor government have set their sights …
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Ricky Jenkins faces Wagga Local Court after assaulting Caltex service station employee
1 year ago

Ricky Jenkins faces Wagga Local Court after assaulting Caltex service station employee

A man who told police he assaulted a service station worker because “he said my grandmother’s undies smelled” has fronted court for sentencing.

Lake Albert resident Ricky Jenkins, 32, was …
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Petrol tank of police patrol car catches fire at Largs Bay while being filled at service station
4 years ago

Petrol tank of police patrol car catches fire at Largs Bay while being filled at service station

15 April 2016

A POLICE officer has escaped injury after the petrol tank of his patrol car caught fire while he was filling it at a service station.

At 1am …
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Woman’s petrol stop holds clues to New Year’s Eve drive-by shooting in Lalor
4 years ago

Woman’s petrol stop holds clues to New Year’s Eve drive-by shooting in Lalor

David Hurley, 14 January 2016

POLICE investigating the fatal drive-by shooting of a man in Melbourne’s north on New Year’s Eve have released a picture of a woman who may …
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Handbag, numberplate thefts expected to soar over summer
4 years ago

Handbag, numberplate thefts expected to soar over summer

Rebecca Di Nuzzo, 17 December 2015

POLICE are urging people to keep an eye on their handbags and watch out for thieves stealing numberplates from vehicles.

Sergeant Paul Melrose from …
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EastLink car filled with stolen petrol before dramatic hit-run
4 years ago

EastLink car filled with stolen petrol before dramatic hit-run

Wes Hosking, 12 November 2015

A CAR which struck a police officer who then opened fire on EastLink was involved in a petrol drive off only hours before the drama.


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Fuel theft out of control in VIC & WA
5 years ago

Fuel theft out of control in VIC & WA

Information collected for ACAPMA’s submission to the Victorian Government’s fuel theft inquiry suggests that the extent of drive-offs has increased three-fold since 2013 – when the Victorian Government announced that …
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