Man charged in relation to petrol drive-offs

A Kyneton man will face court next year after being charged in relation to the theft of petrol from a Strathdale petrol station.

The 33-year-old allegedly drove away from the United Petroleum service station in a vehicle bearing false number plates without paying for the petrol on two occasions.

He was arrested yesterday morning and charged with theft, possess proceeds of crime, fraudulent use of number plates and going equipped to steal.

He was bailed and will face Bendigo Magistrates’ Court in February.