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Lincolnshire Police make arrests after rash of drive-offs

Two men have been released on conditional bail after their arrest in Bourne, Lincolnshire, on suspicion of conspiring to steal fuel from petrol stations.

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Man armed with hammer robs forecourt store in Coventry

A man armed with a hammer has robbed a petrol station in Coventry.

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Raiders use digger to steal ATM from Hampshire forecourt

Officers from Hampshire Police are hunting for thieves who used a digger to smash down a wall and rip out an ATM from a forecourt.

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Gang of robbers raid Applegreen site in Hampshire

Officers from Hampshire Police are investigating after a gang robbed a forecourt in West End, east of Southampton.

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Thief uses concrete block to smash way into forecourt shop

A thief who smashed his way into a petrol station shop in the middle of the night is being sought by officers from Humberside Police.

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Shell service station in Sussex badly damaged by fire

Extensive fire damage at a Shell petrol station is likely to require a lengthy closure, according to the local fire service.

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Armed robber steals cash from Stoke-on-Trent forecourt

Police are investigating after an armed robbery at a Stoke-on-Trent petrol station in the early hours of Wednesday May 1.

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Detectives investigating armed robbery at petrol station

Detectives are investigating following an armed robbery at a service station in Greenisland, in Northern Ireland.

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Men arrested after ATM stolen from Northern Irish forecourt

A senior police officer in Northern Ireland has warned there is still a significant threat to sites with ATMs after two men were arrested following the theft of a cash machine from a forecourt in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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ACS urges retailers to report crime after police report fall

The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) has responded to new figures from the Office for National Statistics’ annual Crime Survey for England and Wales, reiterating calls on retailers to report incidents of shop theft when they occur.

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Police officers recover ATM stolen in Northern Ireland

An ATM machine has been recovered by officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland after it was found outside Omagh.

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Five-strong gang of cash machine raiders jailed

Five members of a criminal gang believed to have made more than £1m and caused more than £200,000 worth of damage after they attacked ATMs have been jailed.

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Irish forecourt devastated as ATM is ripped from building

A filling station in Dungiven has become the eighth victim of ATM thieves in Northern Ireland this year.

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Detectives link break-ins at petrol stations in Leicester

Detectives in Leicester believe two break-ins at petrol stations in the city on the morning of Tuesday 9 April could be linked.

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Raider armed with knife robs petrol station

Officers from North Yorkshire Police are appealing for information after a masked man armed with a knife robbed a petrol station in Harrogate.

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Blowtorch used on forecourt in botched raid

Raiders are believed to have used a blowtorch on a forecourt in a bid to steal from a cash machine in West Yorkshire. 

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Thieves rip ATM from forecourt while site is open

Thieves have ripped out an ATM from a petrol station shop, causing extensive damage to the building, even though it was open and two staff were inside at the time.

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Burglar steals cash from Hampshire service station

A burglar broke into a Hampshire petrol station and filled a bag for life with cash before fleeing, according to police.

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Robbers threaten female forecourt assistant with machete

Detectives from Wiltshire Police are investigating a knife-point robbery at a petrol station in Swindon on Tuesday March 12.

Police say fire that has closed forecourt was deliberate

A fire which has forced the temporary closure of an unmanned 24-hour Gulf filling station near Loch Lomond in Scotland was started deliberately, say police.

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Suffolk Police investigating after failed cash machine heist

Suffolk Police are appealing for witnesses following the attempted theft of a cash machine in Great Barton.

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Knife-wielding robber escapes with £200 in cash

Detectives from Wiltshire Police are appealing for witnesses after a knifepoint robbery at a shop in Westbury on Monday March 11.

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Northern Irish police set up team to tackle ATM crime

A team of detectives has been set up to tackle ATM thefts in Northern Ireland after another attack on a forecourt over the weekend.

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CCTV footage shows staff member hit and run on forecourt

Dramatic CCTV footage of a forecourt staff member being knocked down by a driver who failed to pay for their fuel has been released in a bid to identify her attacker.

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Kent police make seven arrests over ATM thefts

Kent police have arrested seven men in connection with a rash of ATM thefts across the South East.

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Police check car washes over modern slavery concerns

Police, backed up by officers from the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA), Immigration Enforcement and by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), have visited five car washes in Cleveland after concerns were raised about modern day slavery.

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Detectives investigate attempt to steal ATM from forecourt

Detectives from Kent Police are appealing for information following the attempted theft of a cash machine from the Esso garage at Maidstone Road, in Paddock Wood, in the early hours of 28 February.

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Retailers meet police over ATM crime in Northern Ireland

Representatives of retailers in Northern Ireland have met senior police officers to discuss their concerns after a spate of ATM thefts from forecourts and other retailers’ premises.

Robbers tie-up and assault forecourt worker

Officers from Warwickshire Police are appealing for witnesses to a robbery at a petrol station in Dunchurch, on the outskirts of Rugby, during which a staff member was tied up and assaulted.

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Petrol station owner fights off armed masked raider

A petrol station owner has fought off a masked armed robber.

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Police release CCTV footage of burglary on forecourt

Leicestershire Police has released CCTV footage of a burglary at a forecourt shop in an attempt to identify one of the offenders.

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Drive-offs in East Lancashire up 50% over three years

Drive-offs from petrol filling stations in East Lancashire that have been reported to the police have risen by more than half over the past three years, new figures show.

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Police warn petrol station staff about hoax phone calls

West Mercia Police has issued a warning to petrol station staff to be on their guard following a number of identical hoax calls that have been received at petrol stations in Tolladine Road Worcester, and Worcester Road, Great Witley, recently, claiming to be from the regional area manager.

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Robber flees empty handed from raid in Warwickshire

Warwickshire Police is appealing for witnesses or information following an attempted robbery at a petrol filling station in Bidford-on-Avon.

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Drive-off criminal hit same forecourt 16 times

A crook has been convicted of stealing almost £1,800 of fuel in drive-offs from forecourts and selling it on to other motorists.

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Thieves rip ATM out of wall of Northern Ireland forecourt

A cash machine has been stolen after it was ripped out of the wall of a filling station in Omagh, County Tyrone., in Northern Ireland.

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Forecourt among victims targeted in night of ram raids

Detectives in Sheffield are linking a ram raid on a forecourt in the city with other attacks which took place the same night.

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Petrol station worker attacked during robbery

A petrol station worker has been attacked during a robbery in the West Midlands carried out by five men.

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Prolific burglar who targeted forecourts is jailed

A prolific burglar who targeted service stations and other commercial sites where he could steal cigarettes has been jailed.

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Police seek trio who tried to blow up forecourt ATM

Three men who attempted to blow up an ATM on a forecourt are being sought by police.

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Female cashier attacked and threatened with syringe

A female service station cashier had to be taken to hospital for treatment after she was attacked by a robber and threatened with a syringe.

ACS chief executive James Lowman
Retailers urged to report shop theft after claimed reduction

The Association of Convenience store (ACS) is urging retailers to report incidents of shop theft after latest crime statistics showed a decline.

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Digger used in unsuccessful attempt to steal ATM

A digger was used in an unsuccessful attempt to remove an ATM from a forecourt store in Co Tyrone in the early hours of Sunday January 6.

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Assailants attack man in toilets of Surrey petrol station

Surrey Police officers are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted in the toilets of the BP garage in Ripley on December 17.

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Assistant threatened and assaulted by robbers in Leeds

West Yorkshire Police detectives are appealing for information following an armed robbery at a petrol station in Leeds.

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Pair jailed for torching taxi with driver inside on forecourt

Two men who set fire to a taxi on a petrol forecourt in Kent, while the driver was in the car, have been jailed.

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Police chief blames forecourt owners for fuel thefts

A police chief has blamed petrol station owners for fuel thefts after it was revealed just two out of 255 incidents in his territory this year resulted in charges.

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Prolific fuel thief jailed for more than three years

A thief who stole more than £4,000 worth of fuel from petrol stations across Solihull and Birmingham has been jailed.

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Man jailed for stabbing customer at Asda petrol station

A man who stabbed his victim for “taking too long” in a queue at an Asda petrol station in Derbyshire has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

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Lancashire police release CCTV images after robbery

Detectives have released CCTV images following a knifepoint robbery at a Morecambe fuel station in Lancashire.