Thieves raid farm and steal 30,000 litres of oil fuel

Thieves have raided a farm in Monmouthshire and stolen a large quantity of fuel.

Gwent Police said about 30,000 litres of oil fuel was taken from a Molasses tank, as well as three pressure washer lances.

The theft happened at a farm located on Cefn Mawr Lane, in the Monkswood area, between 5.30pm on Thursday 19 November and 6.45am on Friday 20 November.

See also: Tips for keeping your farm fuel safe from thieves

Anyone with information is asked to contact Gwent Police on 101 or email, quoting log reference 68 20/11/20 or niche 2000422315.

Gwent Police has issued the following advice to farmers and landowners to protect oil tankers from theft:

  • Plant shrubs or install fences to conceal your tank from view.
  • Check your tank’s oil levels on a regular basis.
  • Ensure your tank is securely locked.
  • Be extra vigilant of tankers or large vehicles close to your property.
  • Where possible, install security lighting that covers your tank.
  • Consider moving your tank to an area or building where it can be better protected.
  • Talk to your supplier about buying devices to protect your tank. These include anti-tamper alarms, cap-locking devices and oil level monitors.
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