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Theft of Heating Oil in Poyntington

Alert message sent 19/12/2019 09:13:00

Information sent on behalf of Dorset Alert

Heating oil has been stolen from a home in Poyntington. Sometime between the 16th and the 18th of December, thieves stole 1200 litres of heating oil valued at approximately £1000 from a residential oil storage tank. Please follow these simple steps to secure your tanks.

* Where possible, please keep fuel tanks locked up and alarmed.

* Please consider installing tanks within secure building or cage.

* If it’s impossible to keep your tank inside a building, consider planting spikey shrubs and fencing to hide your tank and surround the area around the tank with gravel.

* Consider installing anti-siphon devices, keep a check your oil levels regularly and install motion sensing CCTV and lighting. CCTV can now be linked to your phone, giving you piece of mind and real time alerts at any time of the day or night.

If you have any information regarding this crime, please contact Dorset Police via our ‘Do It Online’ portal here: or by telephoning the Dorset Police non-emergency number 101 and quoting Dorset police occurrence number 55190198565

If a crime is in progress dial 999

PCSO 6269 Jones
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Mark Jones (Dorset Police, PCSO 6269, Sherborne Rural)

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