Fuel Theft Crime Prevention Advice

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Fuel Theft - How to prevent it happening....

There are a range of ways you can help increase the security of your tank.

1. CREATE PHYSICAL BARRIERS
Consider a cage for your fuel tank, this will provide an extra layer for thieves to break through. Fencing and defensive shrub planting will also help obscure your tank from the line of sight and will also prove another obstacle for uninvited guests. Where possible, store the tank where you can monitor it.

2. THINK ABOUT WHO CAN SEE IT
Place tanks away from rights or way and other easily accessible areas. Use security lights in conjunction with motion sensors and install cameras.

3. INSTALL AUDIO DETERRENTS
These include gravel or other surfaces with audible qualities. Alarms that work on the principle of movement of liquid inside the tank (drop alarms), filling cap alarms and movement sensor alarms in and around the tank site will help alert you to activity around your tank.

You can report crime in the following ways:

**Call ‘999’ in an Emergency (if a crime is in progress or a life is in danger)**

Contact Staffordshire Police on ‘101’ (Non-Emergency crime only).

Contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter (Non-Emergency crime only).

Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on ‘0800 555 111’ (Non-Emergency crime only).

You can also report a crime on the Staffordshire Police website (Non-Emergency Crime only).
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Gareth Higgins (Police, PCSO, South West Stone, Eccleshall & Swynnerton )

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