CCTV: Police release image of suspected petrol thief they want to identify

The man police suspect of stealing £50 of petrol from Tilbury Asda.

The man police suspect of stealing £50 of petrol from Tilbury Asda.

First published in News Thurrock Gazette: Matt Abbott by , Chief Reporter

A MAN put £50 of petrol into a car with stolen number plates before driving off without paying.

The driver, thought to be wearing a wig, pulled into the Asda petrol station at Thurrock Park Way in Tilbury at around 9.45am on Thursday, January 2.

He put £50 of petrol into the green Ford Focus he was driving before leaving without making any attempt to pay.

Police have released a CCTV image of the suspect.

A spokesman for the force said: "Initial enquiries have established that the car was fitted with stolen number plates and police would like to hear from anyone who recognises the man or who has any other information about the theft. The suspect is believed to have been wearing a wig."

Anyone with information can call PC Aidan Walsh at Essex Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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6:06pm Wed 15 Jan 14

skinthegoat says...

Yeah...should be easy to spot....dark glasses, probably a wig....wearing a hoodie...all for a few quids worth of petrol..gissa a break!!
Yeah...should be easy to spot....dark glasses, probably a wig....wearing a hoodie...all for a few quids worth of petrol..gissa a break!! skinthegoat
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2:28pm Thu 16 Jan 14

milkypirate says...

He looks like Elvis just before death. Not sure why he's stealing petrol in the ghetto, maybe he's broke from a blue christmas, but rest assured when the police catch up with him he'll be all shook up when they cart him off to do the jailhouse rock.
He looks like Elvis just before death. Not sure why he's stealing petrol in the ghetto, maybe he's broke from a blue christmas, but rest assured when the police catch up with him he'll be all shook up when they cart him off to do the jailhouse rock. milkypirate
  • Score: 4

2:40pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Jb66 says...

milkypirate wrote:
He looks like Elvis just before death. Not sure why he's stealing petrol in the ghetto, maybe he's broke from a blue christmas, but rest assured when the police catch up with him he'll be all shook up when they cart him off to do the jailhouse rock.
With that wig I'm guessing he lives at the bottom of Lonely Street at the Heartbreak Hotel!
[quote][p][bold]milkypirate[/bold] wrote: He looks like Elvis just before death. Not sure why he's stealing petrol in the ghetto, maybe he's broke from a blue christmas, but rest assured when the police catch up with him he'll be all shook up when they cart him off to do the jailhouse rock.[/p][/quote]With that wig I'm guessing he lives at the bottom of Lonely Street at the Heartbreak Hotel! Jb66
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