Appeal for sightings of petrol thief

Published: 8 Nov 2012 12:001 comment

POLICE are on the hunt for a man who has been cutting fuel lines and stealing petrol from cars in Bracknell.

If you see anyone using a jerry can - call the police on 101.

The offender has targeted two vehicles in the past 24 hours and is believed to be collecting the fuel in a domestic red jerry can.

Detective Inspector Mike Squires, leading the investigation, described the crimes as a "massive problem", particularly as puddles of fuel are being left underneath cars. He said: "We're concerned about the danger aspects of it - it isn't just a theft."

Anyone with information should contact Det Insp Squires on 101 or, to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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