Fuel Security News

Construction site targeted for fuel bowser theft

Fri, October 10, 2014 - 11:23:00

A construction site was left damaged and without fuel after thieves made off with 1500 litres of diesel which they had taken from the on-site fuel bowser.

Police are appealing for information after diesel was stolen by thieves from a fuel bowser on a construction site near Bruton, Somerset.  So far police have received reports that a white car and a white transit van entered the construction site, where the thieves then broke into a fuel bowser and stole 1500 litres of diesel, leaving a significant cost for the owners, as well as causing damage to the property.

Diesel was also siphoned from two nearby vehicles after their fuel tanks were broken into.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident should call Avon & Somerset Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

People living or working nearby should take extra care when leaving fuel on unmanned premises, such as on farms and construction sites. Make sure your fuel bowser or tank is kept out of sight from people driving and walking past. These tanks and bowsers can also be fitted with security mechanisms such as lockable tank caps and alarms that alert the owner of a sudden drop in fuel level.

Data sourced on Friday 10th October 2014 from the Western Gazette website. For security information and tips on how to prevent fuel theft, read our Diesel Fuel Security Guide or visit our Twitter page @FuelSecurityMon.