Lock up your oil tanks!
THE OIL BANDITS ARE BACK IN BRAY
IN THESE times of recession with high petrol and oil prices, thieves have taken a step back in time, by literally robbing the hand that warms us.
Gardaí have reported a number of incidents where thieves have been seen scouting houses with oil tanks.
Back in the 1980’s it was a regular occurrence to have thieves extracting oil from people’s home heating tanks.
‘We have spotted people hanging around oil tanks on private property and also checking out the location of oil tanks,’ said Garda Spokesperson, Garda Declan Lynch.
There have been a number of cases in Bray where people have gone to flick a switch and the heating has failed to come on because the oil has been stolen from their tanks.
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