Home   News   Article

1000 litres of fuel stolen near Dufftown

By Lewis McBlane

Register for free to read more of the latest local news. It's easy and will only take a moment.

Click here to sign up to our free newsletters!

POLICE have encouraged rural communities to protect their fuel after a major fuel theft by Dufftown.

The latest rural fuel theft took place in Dufftown.
The latest rural fuel theft took place in Dufftown.

The theft hit a business south of Dufftown, Moray, with up to 1000 litres stolen from a fuel tank.

The theft occurred between 1am and 9am on Thursday, April 13, 2023.

Anyone with information can contact the Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 1369 of 13/04/2023.

The latest theft follows similar incidents at Forres and Deskford.

North East Division Crime Reduction Officer Constable Russell said: "If working in remote areas, ensure all tools and fuel are locked away out of sight in secure storage units.

"Ensure all doors are of solid construction with suitable locks or a closed shackle padlock fitted.

"Consider using CCTV or even 4G CCTV cameras to monitor remote sites and be alerted to any intruders.

"Several devices are now on the market to reduce such crimes, such as anti-siphoning devices and fuel tank alarms.

"Check tank levels regularly and report any suspicious activity to the Police."

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More