Garda warning on home heating oil thefts

Gardai are warning people to be vigilant following a sustained level of thefts of home heating oil, but are also asking the public to ensure their oil has actually been stolen before reporting it.

Gardai continue to recieve calls from home owners across Donegal reporting oil thefts.

Seargent Christy Galligan is advising home owners to make sure their tanks are locked and to consider other measures available to make the theft of oil more difficult.

However, he also says that gardai are being called out the oil thefts only to find it is a case that home owner has simply used the oil:

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