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Alleged crime spree ends in Bothwell

POLICE have arrested a man for making off without payment, following an incident in the Central Highlands yesterday. Senior Sergeant John Parker of Tasmania Police said it was alleged the 31-year-old man had stolen fuel from a business in Bothwell.

“The man was driving a silver Holden Captiva with interstate registration when he was intercepted by Bothwell Police,” Sgt Parker said. “Police will allege that the man has been responsible for stealing from other businesses across the state, including Port Arthur, Queenstown and Launceston, since Sunday, May 22.

“The man is to appear in the Hobart Magistrates Court on Monday, June 27, charged with five counts of stealing. If anyone has any further information about this man, we would be interested in speaking with them as part of our ongoing investigations,” Sgt Parker said.

Information can be provided to police on 131 444, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at crimestopperstas.com.au. Information to Crime Stoppers can be provided anonymously.

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