More than £1,000 worth of fuel was stolen from four petrol stations across Suffolk.
The first theft happened at a petrol station in Felixstowe Road, Ipswich between 4pm and 4.30pm on Saturday (August 24).
Two men in a white coloured transit van made off without paying for fuel.
The first thief is described as a white man, of a slim build, had black short hair and was wearing a red top.
The second thief is described as a man wearing a grey shirt.
The second theft happened at a petrol station in Goddard Road, Ipswich at 1.45pm on Sunday (August 25).
Three men in a white van, described as all aged between 30 to 35-years-old, stole an amount of fuel.
The third theft happened at a petrol station in Sproughton Road, Ipswich at approximately 1.50pm on Sunday (August 25).
Three men in a white van made off without paying for fuel.
The fourth theft happened at a petrol station along the A140 Road, Coddenham at approximately 1.30pm on Sunday (August 25).
A white van drove off without playing for fuel.
Police believe all of these incidents are connected, and related to the theft of a set of number plates from a vehicle in Hawks Mill Street, Needham Market on Sunday (August 25) between 12pm and 2.30pm.
Anyone with information relating to these crimes should contact Suffolk Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.
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