Thieves target diesel fuel tanks in Witheridge and South Molton

POLICE are appealing for information following a spate of diesel thefts in the Witheridge and South Molton areas. In Southley Road, South Molton overnight on September 2, a lorry cab had its fuel cap removed and fuel stolen totalling �130. In Witheridge s

POLICE are appealing for information following a spate of diesel thefts in the Witheridge and South Molton areas.

In Southley Road, South Molton overnight on September 2, a lorry cab had its fuel cap removed and fuel stolen totalling �130.

In Witheridge several lorries have been targeted with fuel caps forced and their fuel syphoned out on around September 10. The incidents took place in the Old Market Field area of Witheridge.

Later, between September 15 and 16, more lorries in the same location were hit.


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Finally, overnight on September 28/29, more fuel was stolen and damage totalling �2800 made to the vehicles involved.

The sum total of the thefts runs well into the hundreds of pounds.

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Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 quoting crime ref CS/09/493.

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