Cinema card used to pinch petrol

Five people have been nabbed in southern Sweden for stealing petrol - after reprogramming a cinema card to match information from a gas customer’s account.

The thieves were caught after offering cheap gas at Preem stations in and around Malmö.

The group re-magnetized somebody’s movie theatre card to match an account number from another person’s Preem account.

The first arrests were made on Friday, but police collared several others over the weekend with the help of tips regarding unusually long queues at gas stations around town.