A man is wanted for the petrol drive-offs in Mt Maunganui and Rotorua on March 22 and 23, 2016.

The vehicle wanted in relation to the man was also seen near the scene of an incident at Coronation Park, Mount Maunganui, on Easter Saturday, March 23.

Tauranga Police would like to speak with him about the thefts and any assistance he can provide for the Easter Saturday incident at Mt Maunganui.

He was described as a Pacific Islander, medium to large build, aged around 20 years, with short hair on the sides which is longer and pulled back into a short ponytail on top.


The vehicle was a silver Subaru station wagon, with a sunroof and rails to fit a roof rack.

Please contact Detective Sergeant Craig Rawlinson at Tauranga Police, phone 07 5774300, if you are able to identify the male or the car he is driving.