Hundreds of litres of fuel stolen from trucks in Surrey

Hundreds of litres of fuel have been stolen from lorries parked in east Surrey over the past six days.

Surrey Police said during the most recent incident thieves siphoned large quantities of diesel from two vehicles near Central Avenue, West Molesey.

A few days earlier 200 litres of fuel were taken from three lorries at a business in Central Avenue.

Insp David Hollingsworth said officers were reviewing CCTV footage and increasing patrols in the area.

Officers also believe the theft of fuel from a building site in Oakbank Avenue, Walton-on-Thames, could be linked to the incidents in West Molesey.

Mr Holllingsworth added: "As fuel becomes more expensive it becomes more attractive to thieves and we urge all vehicle owners to take extra precautions to secure their vehicles, especially if they hold a large amount of fuel."

The force has appealed for anyone with information about the thefts, which took place between 22 and 26 September, to contact officers.

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