A suspected fuel thief, who typically wears a ‘bodywarmer’, has been charged with a series of ‘bilking’ offences in Northampton.
Police revealed a 26-year-old man from Kettering has today been arrested and charged with a series of fuel thefts from petrol stations across Northampton.
He has been charged with making off without payment, driving whilst disqualified and driving without insurance.
Detectives have been investigating the thefts, between November 30 last year and January 30, this year.
During the thefts, a man usually drives to petrol stations and discreetly inserts the fuel nozzle into a container in the back seat, which he then fills up and then drives off without paying.
So far officers have connected a series of at least 12 thefts of petrol, eight thefts of diesel.
The thefts have been recorded at Morrisons, in Kettering Road, the BP, in Harborough Road, and the BP garage, in Abington Avenue.
He is set to appear at Northampton Magistrates’ Court this week.