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Cruel thieves steal heating oil from tanks over Christmas holidays

'Oil isn't cheap and it's a particularly callous time of the year to target people'

Oil tank thief

Cruel thieves turned the season of giving into the season of taking by helping themselves to home heating oil.

A number of homes in the Portadown area were targeted over the festive period.

And police in Craigavon have appealed to anyone with information to come forward.

The thefts happened at Ballyoran Heights.

Sometime between Thursday, December 20 and Saturday, December 29, as much as several hundred litres were taken.

The PSNI in Craigavon said: “This would have required some sort of tank to remove, so if you saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area over Christmas, please call us on 101. The reference number is 936 of 29/12/18.

“Oil isn’t cheap, and it’s a particularly callous time of the year to target people.

“If you know something, speak up. You can even call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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