Fuel Security News

Building site targeted for fuel theft

Tue, October 21, 2014 - 2:24:00

A building site in County Antrim, Northern Ireland has had fuel stolen from an on-site fuel bowser.

Police believe that the site, located on Templepatrick Road in the Templepatick area, was entered sometime between 10:40pm and 11:10pm on Tuesday 7th October 2014.

A fuel bowser and a quantity of water piping were stolen during the incident. Sergeant Jonathan Francey said: “I would appeal for anyone who noticed any suspicious activity in the area of who has any information to contact officers in Antrim on 101. Information can also be given anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

Due to this incident, the Fuel Security Monitor recommends that local people take added caution when a premises containing fuel in a tank or bowser is left unattended. Unmanned premises such as farms and building sites should make sure that fuel tanks and bowsers are kept out of sight, so that they can’t be seen by people driving or walking past. Security devices are available to add onto tanks and bowsers, such as lockable tank caps and alarm systems to give an alert when there is a sudden drop in fuel.

Data sourced on Tuesday 21st October 2014 from the Antrim Times website. For more information on diesel theft as well as heating oil theft, take a look at our two guides which give secuity advice and tips. Guide 1) The Diesel Fuel Security Guide and Guide 2) The Heating Oil Security Guide or visit our Twitter page for more information, available whilst you're on the move.