Hunt for a petrol thief

Police in Sheffield have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to who they believe may hold vital information about theft of petrol in the Tinsley area of the city.

Police in Sheffield have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to who they believe may hold vital information about theft of petrol in the Tinsley area of the city.

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Police in Sheffield have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to about the theft of petrol in Tinsley.

Officers said a man driving a silver Lexus with stolen number plates pulled into a filling station on Sheffield Road and re-fueled his car before driving off without paying.

The man was white, 6ft, in his mid to late 40s and slim. He had wavy grey hair and was wearing blue jeans and a dark T-shirt beneath a light shirt.

A spokesman for the force said: “Officers believe the man in the picture may be able to assist with inquiries.”

Anyone with information should contact South Yorkshire Police on 0114 2202020 quoting incident 1040 of 30/06/2011.

n Drivers can secure their number plates by fitting anti-tamper screws from as little as £1 at a Hands Off event being run by South Yorkshire Police and the AA at Asda, Handsworth, from 9.30am to 3pm on July 28 and 29.

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