Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell has called on people to be vigilant following reports of oil thieves operating in Creggan.
Colr. Campbell said yesterday the latest episode happened in Carrickreagh Gardens, where a resident had had an oil fill to tide her over the winter.
“She was a bit concerned last night when she saw a white van going up and down the street. This morning she discovered that her oil was missing. The woman is totally distraught- she saved the money up to get that oil.
“This isn’t the first time oil thieves have struck as a number of months ago Creggan Heights and Rinmore Drive were targeted and oil stolen. They then came back a number of weeks ago to these same streets.
“They now seem to have spread out to different streets in this community so I am appealing to people to be aware and keep an eye on your neighbours homes and report anything suspicious.”