Somewhat belatedly – South Wales Police are trying to trace the driver of a black Lexus car who filled up his vehicle with petrol at the Tesco supermarket on April 18th – but drove off without paying for it.
The theft occurred on Easter Tuesday at approximately midday at the Tesco petrol station, on Terra Nova Way, Penarth, at around mid-day – but only now have South Wales Police issued frame-grabs from the Tesco CCTV system.
CCTV shows the driver filling the car and then putting yet more petrol into a canister in the boot of the vehicle . Police say that on the video he is seen to be “looking around and hiding his face” before getting into the car and driving off.
The driver is described as being white, male, 25-30 years old, 5ft 10 in height, wearing a beige baseball cap, a light jumper and a brown body warmer.
If anyone has any information should contact the police by calling 101 – and quoting reference number 1700146354 – or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.