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Fuel Thefts Increasing in Iceland

Police in Borgarnes, west Iceland, have received four reports on fuel thefts since last weekend where drivers fill their cars with fuel at tank stations and then drive off without paying. Police say such cases are becoming more common in Iceland.

Police did not know whether increasing fuel thefts were related to higher gas prices, Fréttabladid reports.

Most tank stations in the country have security cameras, so it has not proven difficult for police to locate the fuel thieves. They are usually given the chance to settle their bills, but if they refuse their cases are taken to court.

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