Police warning following spate of fuel thefts
Dyfed-Powys Police are urging people to be vigilant following a spate of fuel thefts from homes and vehicles.
The warning follows incidents across Pembrokeshire, when heating oil from homes and caravans and diesel from lorries has been siphoned-off and stolen.
Officers are urging residents, farmers and business owners to be aware of the problem, and to report any suspicious activity to the police.
Constable James Colley said: "Given the current high price of fuel it's highly likely that fuel thefts will increase and we're continuing to see a spike in this type of crime in the county.
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"While we utilise all resources to catch offenders, it's vital individuals, businesses and communities do all they can to protect themselves from falling victim.
"In order to tackle fuel thieves it's important that local communities and businesses remain observant and report any suspicious vehicles including cars, vans and lorries in the area. The best way to tackle this type of crime is for the public and the police to work together."
Police are advising people to take steps to reduce the chances of them falling prey to fuel thieves such as making sure storage tanks are not visible from roads, ensuring yards and compounds are securely locked, arranging smaller more frequent deliveries from suppliers and parking vehicles in secure or well-lit areas.