Petrol theft at the pump is a huge problem for retailers in Australia, due to its handling under civil law, however that may be about to change in Victoria thanks to a state opposition proposal to treat the offense as a criminal matter.
Teenage robbers as young as 14 were charged yesterday after robbing a 7-Eleven store in Marsden, Queensland.
A violent robbery at a Werribee C-store earlier this week has prompted AACS CEO Jeff Rogut to call on the Victorian Government to take a tougher stance on crime, condemning a lack of action against crimes in the P&C sector
One of the most important aspects of running a service station is the safety of staff, and in such a unique retail environment, the kinds of crimes encountered are also unique. The ‘drive-off’, or petrol theft, costs the industry around $66 million every year.
Service station staff members were threatened early Monday morning by a man with a weapon during a robbery in Adelaide.
An armed robber who held up a convenience store earlier this week is still at large. Read about how to respond in the event of a robbery.