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$10,000 Worth Of Fuel Stolen In Windham

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The fuel was stolen from a property on Windham Road 9 overnight on Tuesday. OPP says approximately 5,000 litres of diesel fuel, coloured gas and non-coloured gas was removed from unlocked storage tanks.

NORFOLK COUNTY - Norfolk County OPP are investigating after $10,000 of fuel was stolen from a property in Windham.

According to the police report, the unknown suspects arrived at an address on Windham Road 9 in between the hours of 2:30 and 5:00 am on Tuesday. They then proceeded to remove approximately 5,000 litres of diesel fuel, coloured gas and non-coloured gas from unlocked storage tanks.

Constable Ed Sanchuk is encouraging those in the farming community to close their gas tanks.

"The good news here is that there's actually a camera that overlooked all these tanks sitting here behind me, up on the pole right up here, so we're hoping to review that security footage to see who was actually responsible of this theft."

The report says businesses and farms with large fuel storage should make sure the pumps and the access to the storage tanks are secured with heavy duty locks.

Sanchuk is encouraging anyone who may witnessed the incident to come forward.

"In order to remove 5,000 litres of fuel, they would have had to use quite a few containers or a large type of truck with a trailer on it in order to remove that fuel."

OPP say if the property is isolated and not supervised for a long time, farms and businesses should consider installing lights and security cameras. 

Anyone with information regarding this incident should immediately contact the Ontario Provincial Police at 1-888-310-1122.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or leave an anonymous online message at www.helpsolvecrime.com where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.


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