Saturday, 11 October 2014

@WAR - Oil Thefts and ways to reduce your vulnerability

Good Afternoon,
I have just received this valuable information from one of my colleauges at Shipston snt in relation to recent heating oil thefts in the area bordering the Wellesbourne snt.
Please be on your guard and secure your oil tanks as these thefts unfortunatley tend to increase at this time of year.
Do not hesitate to contact us on 999 should you see any suspicious vehicles or persons near to oil storage tanks .     
08/10/2014 TYSOE Theft Heating oil insecure tank rear garden, 3/4 taken from 1000lt tank.  08/10/2014 Smarts Lane TYSOE 150 litres of heating oil stolen from tank 1/4 tank.      
08/10/2014 Smarts Lane TYSOE 500 litres of heating oil stolen from unlocked tank, tank at side of property.
Thanks & kind regards,
Martin Sanford
PCSO 6060
Wellesbourne safer neighbourhood team
Stratford on Avon police station
Rother Street
CV37 6RD

Tel 01789 444600

Siting Your Oil Tank
The position of the tank can have a significant effect on how hard a target it is in the eyes of the thief. If the tank is close to the house, with one or more windows capable of giving a view of it, then the thief may consider the chances of being seen too high. If the tank is close to a road, path, drive or alleyway then it will be a far easier target. Hiding the tank behind the garage, shed or some other type of outbuilding is fairly commonplace, but it does give the thief the advantage.

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