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Port Elizabeth garages warned of petrol thief

Apr 2, 2020
Port Elizabeth garages warned of petrol thief

Port Elizabeth - Police in Port Elizabeth are warning garage owners/attendants to be on the lookout for a gold coloured VW Jetta, who is refuelling and not paying the bill.

"There are currently two cases reported at SAPS Humewood for the month of March 2020. In the first case, on 1 March 2020 at about 11:49, the driver filled petrol for the amount of R50-33 at the Engen garage in Govan Mbeki Avenue," said police spokesperson, Col Priscilla Naidu.

"He drove off without paying.

"The second case was reported when on 5 March 2020 at about 06:00, the driver allegedly filled R250-00 petrol at the Caltex garage in Rink Street in central."

Col Naidu said that the vehicle is fitted with false plates.

"On both occasions he used different registrations numbers, JJP 793EC and JJP 795EC."

She said that should this vehicle be spotted any garages or elsewhere or if anyone may know the owner of this vehicle, D/Const Marsha Green may be contacted on 083 453 5831 or 041 504 5106 or Crime Stop 08600 10111 or their nearest police station.

"All information is confidential and callers have the right to remain anonymous."

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