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Businesses warned of diesel thefts

Businesses in and around Poole are being warned to ensure their vehicles and premises are left secure following a recent spate of diesel thefts.

Dorset Police say they have received several reports of diesel being stolen from businesses on industrial estates since mid December.

In most cases, the diesel has been stolen overnight from parked lorries. Businesses should park their lorries inside buildings wherever possible.

“If this is not possible, park vehicles in a secure compound. At the very least, ensure vehicles are parked in a well lit area.

“Also, make sure you leave as little fuel as possible in the tank. If you have lights, cameras or alarms available please use them. Make sure they are operating correctly and are fit for purpose.

“To contact a Crime Prevention and Design Advisor, please phone 101.”

– John Green, Dorset Police

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