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Police issue warning after heating oil thefts

Droitwich Editorial 24th Sep, 2014 Updated: 17th Oct, 2016

RESIDENTS who store oil for their heating systems are being warned to review their security and improve it if needs be after 4,000 litres of the fuel was stolen from a home in Cutnall Green.

The first incident in School Lane happened at some point between August 4 and September 11 when 2,000 litres were siphoned off.

Then, a week later, between 12.30pm on Sunday (September 21) and 10.20am (September 22) when the homeowner had refilled the tank, another 2,000 litres was taken.

Insp Jane Heritage, the Wychavon Safer Neighbourhood Inspector, said: “If people can, they should really put locks on the tanks and also put up security lights near the area where the tank is based.”

She added although some instances would be nothing, residents should be mindful of any suspicious activity or unrecognisable vehicles in the areas.

Any witnesses to the thefts or anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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