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Lea man arrested on suspicion of fuel theft after Range Rover boxed in by police

Posted on - 23rd June, 2022 - 7:24pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Lea, Preston News
The Range Rover is believed to have been involved in recent fuel thefts Pic: Preston Police
The Range Rover is believed to have been involved in recent fuel thefts Pic: Preston Police

A Lea man has been arrested by police investigating a number of fuel thefts from filling stations.

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Officers have been investigating after more than £1,000 of fuel was stolen from forecourts in recent weeks.

The arrest was made today (Thursday 23 June) at around 10.05am after police became aware of a Range Rover, believed to be linked to the offences, close to the BP Tickled Trout Filling Station.

Officers boxed the vehicle in, with several licence plates recovered from the car.

Officers boxed the Range Rover in Pic: Preston Police
Officers boxed the Range Rover in Pic: Preston Police

The 49-year-old man from Lea was arrested on suspicion of making off without payment and is in custody.


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