Driver drove off without paying for fuel

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POLICE are hunting a driver who left a garage forecourt in South Tyneside without paying for fuel.

The motorist pulled into the Esso service station in Newcastle Road, Simonside, at 2.40pm on Saturday.

After filling his vehicle with £50 of petrol he drove off without paying.

The car is described as a dark blue BMW 5 series with a registration plate ending in either MKT or WKT.

The driver was male, slim, and about 5ft 10ins tall, with short hair.

Acting Neighbour-hood Inspector Nick Gjorven said: “CCTV from the forecourt is being looked at in a bid to trace the person responsible.

“We appeal for anyone with information to contact us.”

Police can be contacted on 101, ext 69191.


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