Thieves in Suffolk have stolen £80,000 of fuel, a Freedom of Information request has revealed. 

The East Anglian Daily Times report: 

TENS of thousands of pounds of fuel has been stolen from forecourts across Suffolk in the last five years, it can be revealed.

Filling stations in Forest Heath have been the most commonly targeted, with thieves making off with £25,085 worth of petrol and diesel without paying between 2008 and 2012.

In all £76,700 was stolen from the county’s pumps, with one garage alone seeing 132 cases of thefts, known as “drive offs” or “bilking”.

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