A CCTV image of a suspected fuel thief has been released by police in Waltham Forest. 

Suspect 149558 is wanted in connection with theft of fuel from a BP garage in High Road, Leyton, on May 18 at 12:07pm. 

The blue BMW he was driving was fitted with fake number plates when he filled up 26 litres of petrol worth £35 and drove off without paying. 

The image obtained by police has been released to the Guardian as part of a joint venture with the Metropolitan Police to identify potential perpetrators of unsolved crimes in the borough.

Anyone with information should contact Waltham Forest police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.