Police hunt fuel thieves who have struck 15 times

Daily Echo: Police hunt fuel thieves who have struck 15 times Police hunt fuel thieves who have struck 15 times

Since the beginning of December, 15 cars have had petrol stolen from them in the East Hampshire area.

The fuel tanks have been drilled to enable the offender to drain the tank of petrol.

The incidents have been occurring in secluded areas near to the A32 between West Meon and Alton including the following:

  • Overnight on January 17 the petrol was drained from a Peugeot 106 and a Ford Fiesta parked in a communal car park at Reeds Meadow, Petersfield.
  • January 12 and January 14 petrol was drained from a Saab 93 parked in Sun Lane, Alresford.
  • January 7 and January 16 a Kia Rio was targeted in Beacon Hill Lane, Exton.
  • December 27 to January 4 a Fiat 500 was targeted in Spain Lane, Alton
  • December 31 to January 4 a Ford Fiesta in Gosport Road, Alton
  • December 30 to January 3 a Volkswagen Golf in Sages Lane, Alton
  • December 30 to December 31 a Ford Focus and Volkswagen Polo in Sages Lane, Alton

A variety of makes and models are being targeted in order to steal whatever petrol is in the tank.

PC Amy Smith from Alton police station said: "I would like to speak to anyone with information about these incidents.

"The offenders are not only taking fuel from the victim's but their actions are resulting in significant repair bills.

"These offences are happening at night and I would ask people to be extra vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to us."

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7:36pm Sat 26 Jan 13

bazzeroz says...

Hopefully this scum will drill themselves into an explosion soon. Trouble is that most fuel tanks are made of plastic these days.
Hopefully this scum will drill themselves into an explosion soon. Trouble is that most fuel tanks are made of plastic these days. bazzeroz
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7:57pm Sat 26 Jan 13

sass says...

The significant repair bills are covered by insurance.
The significant repair bills are covered by insurance. sass
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9:02pm Sat 26 Jan 13

derek james says...

the police should conentrate their search on two well known fuel thieves gordon brown and george osborne
the police should conentrate their search on two well known fuel thieves gordon brown and george osborne derek james
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9:02pm Sat 26 Jan 13

derek james says...

the police should conentrate their search on two well known fuel thieves gordon brown and george osborne
the police should conentrate their search on two well known fuel thieves gordon brown and george osborne derek james
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9:09pm Sat 26 Jan 13

Eric_Cartman says...

sass wrote:
The significant repair bills are covered by insurance.
So that makes it OK? It also depends on the cover and in any case, we pay in the end, say nothing about the inconvenience...
[quote][p][bold]sass[/bold] wrote: The significant repair bills are covered by insurance.[/p][/quote]So that makes it OK? It also depends on the cover and in any case, we pay in the end, say nothing about the inconvenience... Eric_Cartman
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8:10am Sun 27 Jan 13

thesotonsaint says...

Eric_Cartman wrote:
sass wrote:
The significant repair bills are covered by insurance.
So that makes it OK? It also depends on the cover and in any case, we pay in the end, say nothing about the inconvenience...
Well saI'd Eric, a pointless and idiotic comment. No doubt from someone happy to abuse the system "because someone else will pay"
[quote][p][bold]Eric_Cartman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sass[/bold] wrote: The significant repair bills are covered by insurance.[/p][/quote]So that makes it OK? It also depends on the cover and in any case, we pay in the end, say nothing about the inconvenience...[/p][/quote]Well saI'd Eric, a pointless and idiotic comment. No doubt from someone happy to abuse the system "because someone else will pay" thesotonsaint
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1:19pm Sun 27 Jan 13

acid drop says...

derek james wrote:
the police should conentrate their search on two well known fuel thieves gordon brown and george osborne
How very true
[quote][p][bold]derek james[/bold] wrote: the police should conentrate their search on two well known fuel thieves gordon brown and george osborne[/p][/quote]How very true acid drop
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