Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of over £1,000 worth of fuel from four petrol stations across Suffolk.
The first incident happened at a petrol station in Felixstowe Road, Ipswich, between 4pm and 4.30pm on Saturday 24 August. Two men in a white transit van made off without paying for fuel.
The first offender is described as a white man, of a slim build, had black short hair and was wearing a red top. The second offender is described as a man wearing a grey shirt.
The second incident happened at a petrol station in Goddard Road, Ipswich, at 1.45pm on Sunday 25 August. Three men in a white van, described as all aged between 30 to 35-years-old, stole an amount of fuel.
The third incident happened at a petrol station in Sproughton Road, Ipswich, at approximately 1.50pm on Sunday 25 August. Three men in a white van made off without paying for fuel.
The fourth incident happened at a petrol station along the A140 Road, Coddenham at approximately 1.30pm on Sunday 25 August. A white van drove off without playing for fuel.
Police believe all of these incidents are connected, and related to the theft of a set of number plates from a vehicle in Hawks Mill Street, Needham Market, on Sunday 25 August between 12pm and 2.30pm.
Anyone with information relating to these crimes should contact Suffolk Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.