Heating Oil Theft: Police tips

This information comes via Morcott’s Neighbourhood Watch co-ordinator.
Police advise those who have oil tanks to take one/some of these steps:
  • Check the oil level on your tank on a regular basis.
  • Fit an electronic oil gauge/tank alarm which will alert you if the oil level drops.
  • Use fencing or shrubs to hide your tank from view.
  • Fit a strong lock to the tank.
  • If your tank is in an outbuilding keep the building locked.
  • Install dusk to dawn security lighting.
  • Turn off switches that control the supply of oil when not in use.
  • Make a note of the registration number of suspicious vehicles especially tankers or large vehicles close to your property.
  • Keep an eye on your neighbour’s tank as well.
  • Join the Neighbourhood Watch scheme

Anyone with information about heating oil theft is asked to contact Leicestershire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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