Advice on avoiding heating oil theft 15/3/2013

Advice from Rutland Police

• Check the oil level in you tank on a regular basis
• Fit an elecronic alram to the tank that will alert you if the oil level suddenly drops
• Use fencing or shrubs to hide your oil tank from view
• Consider installing a CCTV system at home
• Fit a strong anti-theft lock to the tank inlet/filler cap
• If your oil tank is in an outbuilding, keep the building locked
• Install dusk to dawn security lighting
• Make a note of any suspicious vehicles that you see close to your home
• Keep an eye on your neighbours oil tank as well as your own
• If you are installing a new or replacement tank consider locating it out of sight away from the road