Police help call on petrol thefts

A vehicle with number plates reading ZOQ-250 was allegedly used during two offences that occurred in Wyndham Vale on January 18 and in Laverton North on January 24. Photo: Victoria Police

By Alesha Capone

The Wyndham Petrol Drive Off Team is seeking public help to catch petrol thieves.

The team, set up in November last year, has been working closely with retailers to help prevent crime at service stations and give managers a greater understanding about the information that helps investigators.

Senior Sergeant Stephen O’Connell said since November, police have seen the volume of reports of petrol drive-offs increase, as well as the volume of information about the crime.

If you can identify the people in these images, the team urges you to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Queensland number plates reading 561-RAP were used on a vehicle during an offence in Truganina on February 4. Photo: Victoria Police

Number plates reading UEY-423 were used during an offence in Hoppers Crossing on February 4. Photo: Victoria Police

A vehicle with the number plates 1NJ-2CZ was used during two offences – in Hoppers Crossing on February 11 and Laverton North. Photo: Victoria Police