Police Warning Over Boat Fuel Thefts On St Mary’s
They’ve targeted private, rather than commercial vessels. One was on a mooring while another was on dry land
Sergeant Colin Taylor says the theft doesn’t amount to a great deal in financial terms but it could have potentially dangerous consequences.
One affected boat owner set off and his engine cut out in the harbour, so he managed to get back safely. It could have been a serious situation if that had happened further out to sea.
Colin says it’s not clear when these thefts occurred and he says he’s very reliant on local people reporting what they see.
He’s asked anyone spotting any suspicious activity to report the incident immediately on 999 or 101, rather than wait until the next day.
Colin says if they catch the thief, the charge will be theft from a vehicle.