Mem­bers of the pub­lic urged to re­main vig­i­lant af­ter fuel stolen overnight

Evening Express (City Final) - - News -

PO­LICE Scot­land of­fi­cers are urg­ing peo­ple liv­ing in rural ar­eas of the North-east to re­main vig­i­lant, af­ter fuel was stolen from several homes. Prop­er­ties in the Keith area were af­fected, par­tic­u­larly in Drum­muir and Grange, with some los­ing 700 litres at a time.

It is be­lieved the thefts are tak­ing place through­out the night and in the early hours of the morn­ing, with mainly rural spots tar­geted by op­por­tunis­tic crim­i­nals.

Pc Sa­man­tha Robert­son said: “While our in­quiries con­tinue I would urge peo­ple to re­main vig­i­lant, and that no mat­ter what type of fuel store you have – drums, gen­er­a­tors or con­tain­ers – to pro­tect them.

“These thieves are op­por­tunis­tic and look­ing for in­se­cure stores to steal from. “Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is asked to con­tact po­lice on 101 as soon as pos­si­ble and I would also en­cour­age any­one who sees any un­usual peo­ple or ve­hi­cles to let us know as soon as pos­si­ble.

“Your in­for­ma­tion could be im­por­tant.”

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