Ru­ral diesel stash stolen

South Waikato News - - Your Paper, Your Place - LUKE KIRKEBY

Po­lice are warn­ing ru­ral South Waikato res­i­dents to be ex­tra vig­i­lant af­ter about 300 litres of diesel was stolen from a cow shed over the week­end.

Toko­roa Po­lice sergeant Brett Watene said the theft took place some­time be­tween the late hours of Satur­day, April 22 and the early hours of Sun­day, April 23 in Poaka Rd.

‘‘It was stolen from a cow shed which was si­t­u­ated close to the road and would have been about $800 worth of diesel,’’ he said.

‘‘The shed was locked and bolt cut­ters have been used to cut the chain and left at the scene.’’ Watene said a welder and gas bot­tles were also stolen in the bur­glary and po­lice were now ap­peal­ing for in­for­ma­tion.

‘‘It is a timely re­minder to any­one liv­ing in ru­ral Toko­roa to be ex­tra vig­i­lant of strange ve­hi­cles com­ing down roads. Re­port things to the po­lice if you see any­thing sus­pi­cious,’’ he said.

He said a ve­hi­cle that has since been re­cov­ered was also stolen from a ru­ral ad­dress over the week­end in Man­gakino.

‘‘This just adds to the mes­sage be­cause there are peo­ple in ru­ral ar­eas who are up to no good,’’ he said.

Con­tact the sta­tion on 885 0100 or Crimestop­pers on 0800 555 111.

‘‘It is a timely re­minder to any­one liv­ing in ru­ral Toko­roa to be ex­tra vig­i­lant of strange ve­hi­cles com­ing down roads. Re­port things to the po­lice if you see any­thing sus­pi­cious.’’

MAR­ION VAN DIJK/FAIRFAX NZ

Po­lice were called to a crash near West­port on Wed­nes­day night.

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