Two petrol theft suspects identified in campaign
THE joint campaign between Tweed/Byron Local Area Command and the Tweed Daily News to crack down on petrol drive-offs on the Tweed has so far resulted in two alleged offenders being identified.
One man has handed himself in to police and has told the Tweed Daily News that he repaid the amount owing to a Chinderah service station.
Another man is also helping police with their inquiries following the publication of two more photographs from CCTV footage in Saturday's news-paper.
Tweed/Byron LAC crime co-ordinator Sgt Cameron Miller said two of four alleged featured offenders had so far been identified.
In the 12 months to March 2014 there were 433 recorded incidents of fraud in the Tweed Shire, a 27.4% increase on last year.
Police say it's the high number of petrol drive-offs driving that statistic while all other categories of crime are falling in the area.
The campaign continues in Saturday's Tweed Daily News.