Gardaí Warn Of Fuel Thefts

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Gardaí are appealing for motorists to be extra vigilant amid a raft of fuel thefts across the country.

Last month, over 500 euros worth of diesel was taken from trucks parked up at a business park in Limerick.

While various incidents of home fuel theft were reported in Laois, Offaly, Galway, Limerick, Kilkenny, Wexford and Carlow.

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Wexford TD and former President of the Irish Road Haulage Association Verona Murphy says the operations are becoming more sophisticated:

“Trucks today carry about 1,400 litres and the equipment has become so sophisticated they can empty a 1,400 litre fuel tank in minutes. 

It is very important we secure our fuels.”