Police to crack down on petrol thefts after spate around Sutton
Drivers who leave petrol stations without paying for their fuel are being targeted by police after a spate of thefts.
There have been seven reports of people driving away from petrol stations without paying for fuel since Friday with BP forecourts in Green Wrythe Lane and Carshalton Road and the Total garage in Manor Road, Wallington, among those targeted.
In some cases the police acknowledge people may just have forgotten to pay, but in several instances the culprits have attached fake or stolen number plates to their vehicles before driving off or gone into the forecourt shop to buy goods and denied filling up their vehicles. In most cases between £30 and £40 of petrol has been stolen.
Police are visiting the registered keepers of offending vehicles and circulating images of suspects as part of a crack down on the thefts.
They are also advising people to get anti-tamper screws, available from motor retailers, for their number plates.
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