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Heating oil thefts

December 5, 2012, 3:39 pm

Hundreds of litres of heating oil have been stolen from tanks outside properties in South Cambridgeshire.

There were three incidents last weekend where oil worth several hundred pounds was siphoned from tanks.

Thieves stole fuel from a tank in Fen Drayton, between 6pm on Friday (November 30) and 6pm the following day, in Caxton between 2pm on Friday and 7.30am on Monday and in Odsey, Baldock, between 2.30pm on Saturday and 9.30am on Sunday.

Detective Inspector Ian Simmons said: “With the cold weather now upon us people will be stocking up on their heating oil ready for the winter months. It’s not cheap to buy so I would urge anyone who uses heating oil to ensure it is stored safely and securely.

“This type of crime is not victimless and we treat it very seriously because it costs victims in rural areas a lot of money and can cause severe disruption.

“We are determined to catch those responsible and bring them to justice but we need the help and support of the public.”

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