Thame petrol thefts spate

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THE town has been struck with a spate of petrol and licence plate thefts, say police.

Thames Valley Police has put out a community message warning people to take extra care after recent incidents.

Registration plates have been stolen from vehicles at the following locations in Thame: Vane Road and The Maltings, High Street, between February 8 and 9, Priest End, on February 10, and Priest End, between February 3 and 7.

Police say they believe the criminals are using some of these stolen plates to fix to other vehicles, which are then used to fill up with fuel from petrol stations and leave without paying.

Diesel has been stolen from a business premises in Dormer Road, Thame, between February 10 and 13.

The thieves are believed to have smashed a fuel cap on a lorry and before stealing half a tank of diesel.

If you require any crime prevention advice or would like to obtain tamper proof fixing screws for vehicle registration plates, please contact your Crime Reduction Advisor Malcolm Wills on 01491 821519.

If you have any information relating to this message, call the police on the new national single non-emergency telephone number 101 and state you are responding to a Ringmaster message, or call 999 for crime in progress. To remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.