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Police advise security checks after heating oil theft

Police in Armagh are appealing for information following a report of heating oil being stolen.

Three hundred litres of oil were stolen from a farm on Upper Lisdrumchor Road, Glenanne, some time between November 21 and last Saturday, December 7.

Police are appealing to anyone who has information in relation to this theft to contact them in Armagh on 0845 6008000.

Police are also reminding householder to take steps to prevent  heating oil thefts:

Check your heating oil regularly and often.

There are many devices on the market for measuring how much oil is in your tank – buy one and use  it.

Invest in security features for your tank such as lockable fuel cap and sensor lighting coverage.

Make it hard for an intruder to gain access to the rear of your home. Install locks to the area of the  tank.

Use plants with thorns or spikes around your oil  tank.

Consider a shed audible alarm.

Make sure that your boiler is securely locked up with a good quality padlock.

Mark your boiler with your postcode and house number using an engraving tool.

Be a good neighbour and report anything suspicious around a neighbour’s home, such as anyone taking hoses through to the oil tank or looking around someone’s property.

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