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Police warn 'Lock your oil tank'

posted on 15 February 2011 | posted in General News

On the 28th January 2011, the BBC News Webite reported 'Police warn on heating oil thefts' Rural residents are being warned by police to be careful after a rise of oil thefts from domestic oil tanks in home owners gardens. The price of the fuel has risen by 70% in less than a year and criminals are targeting isolated homes. Police have advised homeowners to fit padlocks or locking caps on their oil tanks and consider installing alarms to improve security There are more than 1,500,000 homes across the UK, mostly in rural areas that are dependent on domestic heating oil. The increase in the price of the oil and the isolated nature of these homes has made them an easy target for thieves. The BBC's Louise Hubbal said: "Police say that the oil is being sold on and can even be used in diesel cars." At Southern Tank services Ltd, we have a range of security devices that are simple to install and may encourage the thieves to move on to the next, less secure, oil tank. See our range of oil storage tank security products including oil tank locks and alarms

Further information:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12305313
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