Lock up your oil tanks!

THE OIL BAN­DITS ARE BACK IN BRAY

Bray People - - Front Page - Paula BURNS

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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