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Fuel thefts ‘coincidence’

Monday, 13th May, 2013

Two incidents where petrol was stolen from the Woolworths Petrol Station within half an hour on Friday appear to be unrelated.
According to police, a driver drove off without paying after pumping $45 worth of fuel.
Shortly after, another driver allegedly stole $78 worth from the same station.
The cars were not caught out by CCTV cameras because of the angle they were parked, police said.
A spokesman said that the description of the cars is “extremely vague” and police are not hopeful for witnesses as it was “very busy and people usually mind their own business.”
The spokesman said that while it was unusual for two thefts in such a short space of time, the incidents appeared to be unrelated.
“We don’t usually have a lot of petrol theft here, it is usually more of the accidental type where people forget to pay.
“It’s something that happens more in the capital cities.”
Anyone who takes fuel without paying faces a $250 infringement notice on the spot.
The person could also be charged with stealing.

Spate of thefts leaves North residents in shock

Wednesday, 30th January, 2013

Fisher Street resident Belinda Day said the thefts had shocked people in her quiet street. Fisher Street resident Belinda Day said the thefts had shocked people in her quiet street.

By Emily Roberts

A spate of thefts from motor vehicles over a couple of nights has left a number of North residents very angry.

Between Sunday night and Monday night, at least 14 cars were broken into while parked in the streets surrounding Morgan Street, police said yesterday.

Items that have been reported missing including an iPod Nano, money, wallets, personal papers and handbags.

Graziers fleeced

Friday, 23rd December, 2011

By Erica Visser

The theft of 70 sheep from a Wilcannia station is just the latest in a wave of thefts in the bush, according to police 

The dorper sheep are thought to have been stolen over a period of months and Detective Inspector Mick Stoltenberg said that police were investigating a number of similar incidents.

“We’re working closely between our rural crime investigator based in the Barrier LAC (Local Area Command) and their counterpart in the Barwon LAC,” he said.

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