Police on hunt for fuel thief

Police released this image of the offender taken during the incident.
Police released this image of the offender taken during the incident.

Releasing an image of the man, Senior Constable Graham Webster said he pulled up to the fuel station in a silver Holden Commodore displaying green ‘P’ plates about 2.40pm on May 13.

‘A devious driver disguised his number plates in an attempt to avoid capture after driving off without paying for fuel,’ he said.

‘The last two numbers of the registration plate had been covered with ’44’ making the false registration plate 1EBP044.

‘After filling up his car he has driven away from the service station, making no attempt to pay for the fuel.’

The man was described as being fair-skinned, aged 20 to 25, 175 to 185cm tall, with a medium build, short dark hair and a tattoo of writing on the left side of his chest and torso.

Anyone with information can make a report online or call 1800 333 000, quoting reference number 6663.