Winton police want to hear from two men who picked up four youths near Balfour late on Friday or early on Saturday morning last week.
Constable Steve Winsloe said the two men, who were possibly Filipino, were driving a silver SUV such as a Toyota RAV or similar and may be able to assist police with the movements of the youths.
Police were investigating the theft of a quantity of petrol from a Balfour farm and the youths may be able to assist with the investigation, Mr Winsloe said.
Police were also keen to speak to any other motorists driving on State Highway 6 around that time who saw a vehicle that had broken down, with youths in or near it, he said.
Police wanted to remind local farmers and property owners they should secure fuel and other valuables in and around sheds, and ensure they had measures in place for better security, he said.
Anybody with information should contact the Winton police or the Crimestoppers hotline on 0800 555 111.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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