Petrol thief aims high
Fri, 24 Aug 2012 7:00p.m.
Most of us will have a whinge about it, and maybe even modify our transport plans, but there are also plenty prepared to break the law to beat the high price of petrol.
One thief has purpose-built a large hidden fuel tank in the back of his ute - a tank that can hold 500 litres of fuel.
We know this because the thief was caught filling it up on a CCTV camera.
Rachel Tiffen reports on a criminal who has gone to extraordinary lengths to steal from a small, family-run service station in Levin.
Watch the video to see her report.
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31/08/2012 3:10:55 p.m.
TWE you are not thinking straight. If the government did not collect taxes all the things you take for granted would not exist, even the 'poor' would not have roads, schols and hospitals. And there would certainly be no WINZ. Think before saying silly things.
29/08/2012 11:21:28 p.m.
Gwen Bailey wrote:
There is a reward for anyone with info leading to prosecution
26/08/2012 2:34:01 p.m.
Easy remedy to rectify... it's called pre pay... pay before you pump!
25/08/2012 9:53:59 p.m.
I like the sound of that RICHARD!
25/08/2012 6:11:58 p.m.
In the future there will be nano bots in the fuel and if you dont pay for it with in say 35mins the store owner will be able to push a button and ignite the fuel. Thats why I like the future.
25/08/2012 5:39:47 p.m.
Yet another sneaky low life.
25/08/2012 5:29:20 p.m.
If you want someone to blame for the high price of petrol, blame the government. A huge percentage (around 50%) of the cost goes to them in taxes. You have the petrol excise tax, the ETS tax, National Roads Fund tax, ACC levy, and then GST is 15% on top of those so you get taxed on taxes. The poor petrol stations probably earn more profit from selling their shop goods than they do from selling petrol.
25/08/2012 12:41:43 p.m.
We may laugh at the ingenuity, however this person is nothing but a thief. People like him can put others out of business, in this case a petrol station is out of pocket thanks to him.
25/08/2012 10:20:00 a.m.
I had to laugh when I read this. Kiwi ingenuity. Its what we hear the poor should be doing. Helping themselves say National. He could get a job in parliament. And yes I realise the Levin station is trying to make aliving and apologise for making light in this instance.
25/08/2012 9:55:58 a.m.
No petrol stations are not stealing millions of you. I've seen what our boss pays a litre to buy in fuel, and not much of a profit per litre. We get people who verbally abuse us over it. Its not our fault. We are only being told what to do. And I along with others are over the fuel price rise too!!
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