A thief filled up containers in the boot of his car with more than £100 of fuel – and then drove off without paying.
Police are investigating after the incident at Jet Petrol in Crosspool on Thursday afternoon.
The incident was also reported on Twitter by the Sheffield Honey firm appealing for people with information to help.
It was said the man had filled three of the plastic containers – but had several more in the boot.
A police spokesman said officers had attended and several lines of enquiry were being pursued.