Gas being pumped into vehicles with stolen plates - driver pulls away without paying.

Crime 100By Staff

May 26, 2015


Now there is an interesting – even if criminal idea.

You steal the license plate off a car.

You put the stolen license plate on your car just before you drive in to fill your gas tank.

When the tank is full you drive off without paying for the gas you took.

Gas theft suspect

Looks pretty relaxed doesn’t he? Recognize him – call it in.

The plates on the car you are using might get caught on camera – not to worry – the plates are not yours. You might get caught on the camera as well but it wouldn’t be too hard to effect a disguise

The Regional police have run into this problem – early in April a suspect in a suspect was driving a grey Pontiac Grand Prix GT with stolen licence plates attached to it. The suspect filled the tank and fled without paying for the fuel.

The most recent case was at the Petro Canada Gas Station located at 5600 Mainway in the City of Burlington; a quick flip to the QEW where traffic will hide you.

Any person who may have information that would assist police in identifying this suspect (PHOTOS Attached) are asked to contact D/Cst. Dave Ardrey of the Burlington Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 Ext. 2306 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800 222 8477 (TIPS), or through the internet at, or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).

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