Wig-wearing bandit steals fuel

Police would like to identify this man.

Police are hunting a man who appeared to be wearing a wig during an alleged theft of petrol at a Lydhurst service station on Monday 27 April.

Police say the man “pretended to try and pay” for $80 worth of petrol at the Shell service station on Dandenong-Hastings Road about 4pm.

It’s alleged the man told the customer assistant he would be back before driving away in a white Mazda.

The owner of the vehicle is believed to be a suspended driver and wanted for various thefts, police say.

Police have released a still images of a man they believe might be able to assist their inquiries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au and quote the incident number 190150802.

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