Appeal for witnesses after fuel thefts
Dated: 27 Jun 2012
Police are appealing for witnesses after fuel thefts and a burglary from two premises in Morpeth.
The thefts, which took place at two premises at Coopies Lane Industrial Estate, happened over the weekend of Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24.
At one, fuel and a fuel pump was stolen and a burglary also took place at the premises, where copper piping, hot water tanks and brass were stolen from the premises. At the other 200 litres of diesel was syphoned from two trucks.
Police are appealing for anyone with information about the thefts or anyone who saw suspicious activity to contact them as soon as possible.
Acting Inspector Sharon Wilmore-Greaves said: "I'd ask anyone who saw suspicious activity at the industrial estate over the weekend, or who has information about the person or people responsible to get in touch with us.
"We're carrying out a number of pro-active operations in the area to target suspected fuel thieves and these have recently seen some positive results. We'll continue to work with our partner agencies and the community to tackle fuel thefts in the area."
Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.