Fuel Theft Alert!

Rushcliffe Police have revealed that Ruddington has been targeted again during a current spate of criminals stealing vehicle fuel. Most of the crimes, over the past work, were in West Bridgford but there has been one known case on Templeman Close in our village.

Since January 23rd officers have received seven reports of fuel tanks being drilled and fuel drained off. Vehicles hit so far have been TWO Vauxhall Zafiras, a Peugeot 206, a Fiat 500, a Nissan Note, a Ford Focus and a Nissan Qashqai. All victims report this has taken place overnight.

Police comment: “It is likely that this is not a quick job for the offenders; whereby having to drill your tank and place containers underneath to collect the fuel as it drains, before returning to collect the containers.” And their advice? “If you hear any noises outside, or your security light illuminates, please look out of your window to see what has caused this – checking that nobody is near or under your vehicle.”

If you have any information on who may be responsible, you’re asked to please call Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident 000570-02022018 – or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

In a separate incident, police report a car taken during a burglary in East Leake was later found parked on Leys Court in Ruddington. On Wednesday (31st January) there was daytime break-in at a property on Admiral Close in East Leake and the owners’ black BMW Grand Coupe, which turned up here, was stolen using keys after the burglary.

Did you see anything suspicious or have CCTV that may have captured the offence ?
If so, you’re asked to please ring 101 quoting incident 497-31012018.

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