$200 in fuel, cigarettes, ice coffee: I'll be back

AFTER filling up a 44 litre gallon drum with diesel and grabbing some cigarettes from a fuel station, a man left his licence and said he'd be back to pay.

Two weeks later and he still hadn't returned.

The fuel drive-off at United Petroleum on Gympie Road in Tinana was reported to Maryborough police at 3pm on Wednesday.

Acting Sergeant Matt Walker said the 35-year-old filled a drum on the back of his ute with $200 (167 litres) of fuel before going in and grabbing cigarettes and an iced coffee.

"He said he left his wallet behind and said he'd be back to pay for it but never returned," Acting Sgt Walker said.

The incident happened on July 2.

The manager of the service station waited a couple of weeks before reporting it to police in the hope that the driver would return.

Anyone with information that may assist police investigations is being urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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