Petrol thief sought by police

2015-06-30 06:00
The suspect who filled his tank at the BP garage and didn’t pay for it.

The suspect who filled his tank at the BP garage and didn’t pay for it.

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The Claremont police are urgently seeking the help of the community in trying to establish the whereabouts of a white male in connection with a theft that occurred at the BP garage in Newlands Avenue, Claremont on Monday 25 May.

It is alleged that at about 17:57 on that day the unknown male, driving a white Toyota Hilux bakkie with registration number CA 218312, drove into the BP garage. He then requested a petrol attendant to fill up his vehicle. After it was filled, he requested the attendant to bring him a bottle of brake fluid.

When the attendant left, the suspect got into his bakkie and drove off without paying for the petrol, which amounted to R913.13

The bakkie had a “For sale” sign on both sides of the vehicle. Anyone with information regarding the identity and whereabouts of the person being sought is requested to make contact with the investigating officer Detective Sergeant Mntonga on 021 657 2255 or Crime Stop on 08600 10111

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