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FUEL THEFT
2020/04/14      |  Written By:  Captain G Meyer   |   Province:  Gauteng

FUEL THIEVES HAVE THREE PRIORITIES WHEN COMMITTING AN OFFENCE WHICH CAN GIVE THEM AWAY:
1.    Concealing their identity
2.    Concealing the identity of their vehicle
3.    Making a quick getaway
It is important that if you own or manage a petrol station your forecourt attendants are aware of these behaviours and know what to do if things go wrong
TOP TIPS FOR FORECOURT ATTENDANTS
If you are suspicious of a customer who is concealing their identity, concealing the identity of their vehicle or generally acting suspiciously:
•    Take your time to assess the vehicle-has the vehicle’s number plate been removed, covered up, restricted or tampered with and is the vehicle in a poor state? Are any of the doors open while the vehicle is being filled? Are the lights on and the engine still running
•    Look out for any customers covering their face with a hood, hat or helmet, who are concealing themselves behind their vehicle or are using the pump furthest away from the store/nearest to the forecourt exit