Major fuel theft from Cranbrook farm

Great Southern Herald
Cranbrook police are calling for information about a fuel theft.
Camera IconCranbrook police are calling for information about a fuel theft. Credit: Picture: Cranbrook police, Cranbrook Police

Police are calling for information about an extreme case of fuel theft on a farm in Cranbrook last month.

Cranbrook police officer-in-charge Sgt Laurie Seton said about $2500 worth of diesel was stolen between February 20 and 28.

“A local farmer had purchased a farm at Frankland River, and while he was in the process of moving, he got a 2000L fuel tank filled,” he said.

“Unfortunately, someone came and helped themselves to around 1500L of that fuel.”

“It must have taken multiple trips or they had some sort of fuel tanker of their own — it was a large quantity.”

Sgt Seton said because of stormy weather, any forensic evidence had washed away. “It’s just a shame he didn’t have some sort of security,” he said. “We just want to encourage people to invest in securing their assets, weather it’s getting a CCTV camera or simply just locking the gate, as in this case it wasn’t.”

Police urged anyone who had been offered cheap fuel or seen suspicious vehicles near Yeriminup Road in Frankland River to contact Crime Stoppers.

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