Nottinghamshire Police

Thieves drilling fuel tanks in West Bridgford

Please be aware that between 23rd January and 1st February 2018 West Bridgford Police have taken seven (7) reports of fuel tanks being drilled and fuel drained off in the following locations:

Northwold Avenue, Linksfield Court, Earlswood Drive, Lansdowne Drive, Loughborough Road, Boxley Drive (all West Bridgford) and Templeman Close, Ruddington.

Vehicles currently targeted have been a 2 x Vauxhall Zafiras, Peugeot 206, Fiat 500, Nissan Note, Ford Focus and a Nissan Qashqai. All victims report this has taken place overnight. 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. If you hear any noises outside, or your security light illuminates, please look out your window to see what has caused this, checking that nobody is near or under your vehicle.

If you have any information as to who is responsible, please call 101 quoting incident 000570-02022018 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Drilling of fuel tanks in West Bridgford