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OPP Investigate Theft of Fuel Tanks - June 19, 2014

Web posted on June 19, 2014

(MUNICIPALITY OF NORTH PERTH, ON) - On Tuesday June 17, 2014, the Perth County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) was contacted by a resident who lives a long Line 87, north-west of Listowel. The resident reported a theft of gasoline from a locked bulk fuel tank located on the farm property.

Investigation revealed that sometime between 7 p.m. on Monday June 16th and 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday June 17th, the culprit entered onto the property with a vehicle. The lock on the fuel tank was cut and approximately $500 worth of gasoline was pumped from the tank. A vehicle with a fuel tank located inside of a van type vehicle or a pickup truck with a tank in the box may have been utilized to complete the theft.

Anyone with information about this theft, or having observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of the theft during the above noted hours, is requested to contact the Perth County OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), and you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000

Bulk fuel tank owners are urged to locate their tanks in areas were access can be controlled, where the tank is well lit, and where the tank is visible from the residence and/or roadways. The tank and the dispenser should be locked to prevent easy access.