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Man wanted for petrol and number plate thefts

Do you recognise this man? Credit: Northamptonshire Police

Police in Northampton have released pictures of a man wanted for more than 20 petrol and registration plate thefts from filling stations across the town.

It is believed that he is using stolen number plates on a number of cars, which are driven to petrol stations.

He then discreetly inserts the fuel nozzle into a container in the back seat, which he fills up and then drives off without paying.

So far officers have connected a series of at least 12 thefts of petrol, eight thefts of diesel and 14 offences of stolen number plates.