Petrol attendants at a Durban fuelling station were left puzzled after the driver of a Mercedes-Benz C200 Coupé sped off without paying.

The incident happened on December 27, just another regular day at the service station, until the luxury vehicle pulled up to the pumps. Video footage shows two petrol attendants filling up the silver vehicle with no number plates.

Seconds after one of the attendants removes the petrol hose from the tank, the thief makes his getaway – leaving staff in a state of shock, and with an unpaid bill of R980.