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£1,400 worth of diesel stolen at Grampound Road in spate of thefts

By WBJLock  |  Posted: July 04, 2013

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Nearly £1,400 worth of diesel has been stolen from vehicle fuel tanks in a spate of overnight thefts.

Police confirmed that diesel was “siphoned” from six lorries at the Grampound Road-based Kay Transport delivery depot in the middle of the night on Wednesday July 3.

Meanwhile, a coach belonging to Truro company JK Coaches was targeted on the same night at near-by Indian Queens, where it was undergoing maintenance at a garage.

Police believe crowbars were used to access the vehicles’ fuel tanks.

Owner of JK Coaches Jonathan Keam, said: “They’ve drained the fuel tank, which was worth around £200. They’ve also damaged the body work to the coach which is estimated to cost around £500 to repair.

“It’s frustrating and people need to be aware that vehicles are being targeted.”

A spokesperson from Kay Transport confirmed that the depot had been struck.

Truro’s police Inspector Mark Richards says he cannot confirm whether the two incidents are linked but police are investigating.

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  • First Impressions  |  July 05 2013, 11:05AM

    These thieves need to be caught and stiff penalties imposed i.e. 6 months in prison. Fuel theft is a callous and thoughtless act.

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