Friday, June 30, 2006

Fuel rustlers

An investigation has begun into the theft of 15,000 litres of petrol from a service station at Croydon in Sydney's inner-west.

The owner of the Elizabeth Street service station had no idea he had been robbed until yesterday morning when a customer complained that a pump was not working.

When he checked the underground tank, its padlock and latch were missing.

Also missing were 15,000 litres of unleaded petrol worth about Aus$20,000.

Police believe the petrol was stolen sometime after Wednesday night, when the owner last checked it.

Their only clue is that a nearby resident heard a truck idling about 2:00am AEST yesterday morning.

3 comments:

yellowdog granny said...

its spreading ..we had some guy here in the states that they stole $8,000 worth of gas..from a convience station...how the hell do you do that, without someone noticing...?????

dom said...

quietly ?

yellowdog granny said...

its a 24 hour station..open 24 hours a day..how can someone come in and take gas out without someone who worked there noticing...??? think their's a thief in the fuel supply and he works at the station..