Thieves drill holes to steal fuel from cars



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Thieves have stolen fuel from two different vehicles by drilling holes into their fuel tanks, say police.

In the first incident, on Sunday June 15, at around 3am, the fire service were called out to deal with fuel leaking from a Peugeot 206 on Beverley Road in Norton.

Examination of the vehicle’s fuel tank revealed a small, drilled hole.

A similar hole was found on a Citroen Saxo which was damaged on Milton Avenue, Malton, in the early hours of Sunday June 15. The incidents follow similar reports in the Scarborough area last week.

PC Jane Jones, of Malton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “I am appealing to anyone who saw any suspicious people or vehicles in the area. The thieves will have made a noise and will have needed another vehicle or containers to take the fuel away.

“I would like to speak to the occupants of a silver car which was seen in Milton Avenue at around 1.10am in the early hours Sunday.

She added: “Vehicle owners are asked to be vigilant and take as many preventative measures as possible.

“If your house has a garage, please lock your car inside. Lock your drive gates if you have some. If you don’t have a garage, park in a well lit area which is publicly visible or install security lighting at your property. If the vehicle has a security alarm, make sure it’s activated.”

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