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Heating Oil Thieves Target Cornwall

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8:00am 7th April 2013

Pirate FM has learnt heating oil thieves are striking twice a day in Cornwall and Devon.

Police say eleven Duchy homes and businesses have been targeted in just one week.

It is leaving some victims up to a thousand pounds out of pocket.

Alan Mobbs, spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police, said: "Of course, it's even more in Cornwall where they tend to be concentrated. There are a number of factors for that. One is it's a very rural area, and of course it gives the thieves the opportunity, because that's where the people have the oil delivered. So it becomes very attractive to them, the more expensive the oil is.

"Maybe up to a thousand pounds plus for that amount of heating oil that has been stolen. It does present the thief with a problem. I mean, there's seven hundred litres, that's an awful lot to take away from somewhere. It might be that a neighbour's seen some suspicious activity or maybe been offered the heating oil at a reduced price."

Police have issued tips on how families can protect themselves against thieves:

- Fit good quality locks to tanks

- Secure gates to outside areas to make access more difficult.

- Consider installing lighting and CCTV.

Anyone with information about the latest thefts is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

8:00am 7th April 2013

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