Police hunt Lichfield petrol station thieves

One of the suspects wanted by police

One of the suspects wanted by police

Thieves who have filled up a car with around £1,500 worth of stolen petrol in Tamworth and Lichfield are being hunted by police.

And officers hope closed circuit television (CCTV) images of the two suspects will help track them down.

More than a dozen petrol stations in Lichfield and Tamworth have been targeted by the pair over the last few weeks.

Police think they have fitted extra tanks or containers into the car’s boot or back seats to enable them to fill up with nearly £100 a time. So far, thefts worth nearly £1,500 have been reported.

The thieves have struck at the Morrison’s and Tesco supermarkets in Lichfield as well as the Shell garage in London Road, Lichfield and the BP filling station in Upper Gungate, Tamworth.

One of the suspects wanted by police

One of the suspects wanted by police

Police say the thieves are carrying out a systematic theft of fuel – often hitting three different petrol stations in the same week.

They are driving a blue/purple Vauxhall Corsa fitted with false or stolen number plates. Registration numbers have included: P450 RYV; T423 BVP; S803 VUK; W701 NDG and N11 XNF.

Police are urging anyone who may recognise the suspect or has information about the thefts, to contact DC Jo Morrison at Trent Valley CID, telephone 0300 123 4455 or, call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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