Warning over thefts from vehicles

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POLICE are urging businesses in the East Riding to do more to protect their vehicles following a spate of thefts of fuel and catalytic converters.

In one incident in Crosslands Lane, North Cave, 300 litres of diesel was siphoned from a lorry’s fuel tank.

Det Insp Paul Kirby, from Humberside Police, said: “Please ensure your work sites are locked, secure and that there is adequate fencing that can prevent entry to a criminal. Other methods such as PIR lighting, CCTV and anti-climb paints are also good preventative measures.

“Officers are happy to assist with crime prevention methods and we now have a dedicated member of staff to support businesses that are or may become victims of crime how prevent being a repeat victim in the future. Please contact us on our new non-emergency number 101 if you would like a site survey taking place.

“I would also advise residents not to purchase cheep diesel in what may appear to be a good deal as they may also be committing offences such as handling stolen property. Despite the cost of diesel, it is generally purchased from filling stations and not from a container out the back of a van.”