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Callous thieves empty family’s oil tank in Richhill prompting fresh calls for vigilance

Alderman Wilson condemns thieves after latest incident

The promise of warmer weather has not prevented callous thieves from topping up with home heating oil.

The culprits targetted a house in Richhill in the most recent incident.

And one local councillor is urging people to be vigilant at all times and keep an eye on their own – and their neighbours’ – property.

DUP Alderman Gareth Wilson said: “This is a concerning incident and especially given the price of heating oil at this time for a family to have lost almost 500litres is a significant cost.”

He added: “I urge people in the Richhill area generally to remain vigilant and also anyone in the Woodlawn Heights Maynooth Road area of Richhill who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in the past few days to report this to the PSNI on 101 immediately.”

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