AROUND 350 litres of diesel have been stolen from the fuel tank of a lorry parked near Knighton.
Overnight on Tuesday, July 24 theives stole the fuel, likely using a vehicle together with pumps and piping to access the lorry’s supply.
A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “All businesses and farms, or anyone with their own fuel stores, are asked to be extra vigilant and to ensure that they have taken maximum precautions to protect their vehicles and fuel.
“Try and make security awareness a part of the working day. There is much that can be done to protect your property such as fixing motion sensor lights; ensuring that you have quality locks for diesel storage tanks and lockable caps with anti-siphon protection.
“Hide your oil tank so you're not a target for thieves in the first place: if they can't see it, then they won't know it's there. Plant shrubs or install fences to conceal your tank from view - especially if you live close to the road. If your property is more secluded, deter thieves from entering your property by installing lockable gates and maintaining any perimeter fencing.
“Check your tank's oil levels on a regular basis. Be extra vigilant of tankers or large vehicles close to your property.
“Note down any registration numbers of vehicles you think look suspicious and report them to the police. Where possible, install security lighting that covers your tank and the immediate surrounding area. If your tank is openly accessible to all, consider moving it to an area or building where it is better protected.”
Dyfed-Powys Police are more than happy to discuss crime prevention with anybody who is concerned. If you saw this diesel being stolen or have any information whatsoever that may identify those responsible you are urged to contact PC 342 Smart.
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