The hunt is on for a suspect behind 7 gas-and-dash thefts in Niagara

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Niagara Police are looking for a suspect believed to be behind a number of gas-and-dash thefts.

The first case was reported at the end of July, and the latest incident this week.

Police are aware of 7 fuel thefts in St. Catharines, Welland, Niagara Falls, and Fort Erie -- with a financial loss to the gas stations totalling $950.

In each of the thefts, the suspect arrives at a gas pump operating an older style blue BMW X5 SUV.

The suspect uses various stolen licence plates, including BSAC475 and BXPX281.

The suspect is described as a white man, 40 to 50 years old, 5’8” to 5’10” tall, with varying hair styles, most recently a shaved head.

He has tattoos on both calves.

Anyone with information is being asked to contact the investigating officer by dialing 905-688-4111, option 3, extension #1009684 with any relevant information.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477.  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.