'Be vigilant': Police unable to stop petrol and diesel thieves without evidence – warning


Oftentimes, police forces are unable to crackdown on fuel crime due to insufficient evidence from victims.

Police need evidence, preferably in video form from dash cams, in order to find, prosecute and ultimately stop the current wave of crime which is putting even more pressure on motorists and households as fuel prices reach record levels.

Lee Barton, former West Mercia police officer and Safety and Security advisor at Nextbase, warned drivers that this may become more common.

He said: “Thieves can drain a car of its fuel within minutes using automatic syphons. 


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