Petrol thief suspects caught on CCTV

By Matthew Bates 23/02 Updated: 23/02 13:58

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The two suspects were caught on CCTV. (S)

THIEVES used a cloned fuel card to fill up with almost £1,000-worth of petrol at forecourts across Coventry.

The two suspects - caught on CCTV - struck 16 times in five days using a duplicate of a fuel card police traced to a haulage company.

All the transactions were carried out between January 6 - 10 at petrol stations in Stonebridge Highway and Willenhall, plus Tesco at the Ricoh Arena and in Walsgrave.

Police said the suspects were believed to be Asian or eastern European.

They are understood to have used various different vehicles on false number plates and also stocked up on bottles of oil in addition to petrol.

One man is described as in his 20s, around 5ft 8ins tall, medium build with short dark hair, which is longer on top, and a beard.

His accomplice is said to be younger - aged between 18 and 25-years-old - around the same height but of a slimmer build. He also has a beard and short dark hair.

Anyone who believes they recognise the men or who has information about the thefts is asked to contact PC Chow Chan at Willenhall Police Station on 0345 113 5000 (ext 7934 6099).

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