£1,600 worth of oil stolen as Saundersfoot properties targeted

By Paul Evans   |   Content editor   |
Tuesday 12th April 2022 11:39 am
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Police have issued a renewed warning with regards to oil thefts in the area from households.

Reports on social media over the weekend highlighted concerns after two properties were targeted in the Valley Road area of Saundersfoot, with around £800 worth of oil stolen from each tank.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police stated: “We had two calls on Sunday, April 10, reporting the theft of oil from two properties in Valley Road, Saundersfoot.

“Officers are reminding residents to protect their heating oil supplies to prevent any theft from storage tanks. Residents can take a few simple steps to prevent being a victim of theft.”

Police say that taking these following measures will help make life more difficult for would-be-thieves:

• Be aware of your oil levels and check frequently, consider installing a tank alarm, which alert owners of sudden changes in fuel levels.

• Where possible keep your levels low and the same when refilling.

• Speak to your supplier with regards to a more frequent but smaller delivery.

• If you have a plastic tank, consider erecting fencing around the tank with one end hinged and locked for filling purposes. The fencing should be fixed to solid posts and should be set off the tank approx 12 inches on all sides. The same should be fixed to the top as well.

• If you have a steel tank, then fit a quality anti-cut close-shackled padlock.

• If you have outside security lighting, then please ensure that the system works and that the light sensors have been adjusted correctly to detect movement.

• Consider installing CCTV to cover where the tank is located.

Please remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the police either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing [email protected], or by calling 101.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org

Always call 999 in an emergency.

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