Second fuel theft in ten days sparks investigation

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POLICE are warning businesses to be on the look-out after a second diesel theft within 10 days.

The first was from the tank of a lorry, parked at the A41’s Bourne End service station, while its driver was sleeping inside, between Wednesday, January 25 and the following day.

Thieves pinched 500 litres of the fuel, worth about £700.

The second theft was from Northbridge Road in Berkhamsted between Tuesday and Wednesday last week.

That time, crooks stole 750 litres of stored diesel worth more than £1,000 from a company called Independent Hire and Sales.

Sgt Peter Huffer said: “Local businesses who keep or stock diesel are reminded that this is the second theft of diesel in 10 days.

“The current price of diesel makes it a desirable commodity.

“Businesses are reminded to take suitable security precautions and ensure that they double lock their diesel tanks where possible.”

Anyone who has any information on either of the thefts is asked to call police on 101, citing crime reference number D2/12/93.