Consistency proved the undoing of a serial petrol-thief who was caught by police after he targeted the same Feilding service station three times in two months.
Feilding police have charged a 31-year-old unemployed man with seven counts of theft beginning in June this year.
The man had taken petrol worth up to $100 at a time from service stations from Palmerston North to Marton.
Three of the thefts occurred at Feilding’s Kimbolton Rd BP Service Station, which resulted in a positive identification for police who were able to arrest the man after they searched his home yesterday.
Feilding Sergeant Grant Lawton said police would be seeking reparation.
- Manawatu Standard
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