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Police seek Dobwalls diesel theft suspect

By mwill  |  Posted: March 23, 2013

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Devon & Cornwall Police are looking for a man they believe to be responsible for the theft of over 200 litres of diesel from Lantoom Quarry, Dobwalls, Liskeard.

The incident happened between 11.00 p.m. and midnight on Thursday 21 March, when a man was seen to enter a yard.

He is described as medium build with light-coloured hair, wearing a Orange high visibility jacket with horizontal stripes across the chest and back. The jacket also had two horizontal stripes on each arm with two words printed above, which may be a company name. This writing was in black.

If you have any information in relation to either the theft or the orange high visibility jacket please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 quoting incident BD/13/451.

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  • DaveyofCrnwal  |  March 23 2013, 2:13PM

    The 200 litres would weigh about 200 kilos so its not likely to have been carried away in cans. Cars and car derived vans will usually have fuel tanks of ten to twelve gallons capacity or only about sixty litres so additional tankage will have been used. Allegedly the favourite method is to use a white van with an IBC container and a pump in the back. Its a crime that has been around for well over fifty years as when I was a schoolboy I read about a man up north who ran a huge American V8 motorcar with no visible means of paying for the petrol. The cars owner had fitted a government surplus AIRCRAFT fuel pump and a length of hose in the cars boot. He would park next to another car, insert the hose and switch on the pump which had a capacity of hundreds of gallons per hour. The Judge was not amused as this was not a one-off crime. As the thefts were highly organised and pre-planned the thief was given two years! Ah those were the good old days!

  • First Impressions  |  March 23 2013, 10:39AM

    Must be some saddo to nick 200 litres of diesel....£300....very sad.