May 2013 (Warning!! Local Oil theft)

posted 30 May 2013, 01:59 by Bob Brace   [ updated 3 Jun 2013, 02:05 ]
It seems that many of the residents in Shire Lane and residents in Aldbury have had recent oil thefts. The Police are involved but as yet we are not aware that anyone has been caught. The thieves are quite bold as they attacked a different house on most nights and when they didn't get all the oil in one night, they came back the next night to finish off. Tank locks didn't deter them as they just drilled holes in the tank meaning a new tank as well as oil is required. Heating Oil can be used in Diesel engines, so these thefts could be for running engines rather than heating houses. If you see any suspicious looking vehicles or activity at night, contact the local police immediately.