Businesses warned against fuel thefts
Businesses are being urged to take precautions against fuel thefts as thieves continue to target industrial sites in the north of the county.
Officers are looking into a number of cases where thieves have siphoned large amounts of diesel and petrol from company vehicles that have been left out in the open.
Individual crimes are being reviewed to see if there is a connection between the offences.
Eight vehicles were targeted at the Lune Industrial Estate, Lancaster, in October last year, with more than £1,200 worth of fuel being stolen.
Sgt Simon Balderstone, of Lancaster and Morecambe's serious acquisitive crime team, said: "Fuel theft can have a significant financial impact on a local business and can lead to vehicles being out of commission if a tank has been punctured or the vehicle damaged in some other way in order to get to the fuel.
"We would urge companies to park vehicles in locked garages when they are not in use so that it is difficult for thieves to get to them and to install good security lighting on their premises to deter criminals. Lockable fuel caps are also recommended."
Warning as thieves target Lancashire vehicle fuel
Businesses have been urged to take precautions against fuel theft as offenders continue to target industrial sites in north Lancashire.
Officers are looking in to a number of cases where thieves have siphoned large amounts of diesel and petrol from company vehicles left out in the open.
A CCTV still from a high-value theft in Lancaster has now been released in a bid to find one of the potential offenders.
Eight vehicles were targeted at the Lune Industrial Estate in October last year, with more than £1,200 worth of fuel being stolen.
Sgt Simon Balderstone, said: "Fuel theft can have a significant financial impact on a business."
Men headed to trial in diesel fuel theft
VICTORVILLE • Two men accused of stealing about 50 gallons of diesel fuel from a Victorville gas station and striking the owner with a pump nozzle were ordered to stand trial.
After a preliminary hearing Tuesday morning, Victorville Judge Debra Harris ruled there was probable cause to believe LJ Allen and Jason Eric Cable committed the crime.
Preliminary hearings are held for judges to decide whether the prosecution has sufficient evidence to hold defendants for a jury trial.
Harjinder Dhami, owner of the Valero gas station near Village and Mojave drives, took the stand Tuesday as the only witness and testified to what happened on Jan. 2.
Diesel spillage in Croydon after attempted fuel theft from Transit van
FIREFIGHTERS were called to a diesel spillage in Croydon this morning (Friday) after thieves tried to steal fuel from a van.
The crew from Norbury Fire Station was called to the car park in Granville Gardens at about 8am, where they found holes drilled into the underneath of the white Transit.
A crew member, who preferred not to be named, said the driver first noticed the missing diesel after starting the vehicle up, noticing an empty fuel gauge.
Four fire fighters attended the clean-up before notifying the police.
Illegal connections on BOST lines cost nation GH¢15m
Illegal connections on the Tema-Akosombo Petroleum Pipeline (TAPP) of the Bulk Oil Storage and Transportation (BOST) Company Limited have cost the nation GH¢1.5 million in two years, a senior official of BOST has said.
According to the General Manager (Operations) of BOST, Mr Benjamin Arthur, the amount was the value of 780,000 litres of fuel lost as a result of the illegal connections.