Rural diesel stash stolen
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.’’
Police were called to a crash near Westport on Wednesday night.