Oil burner vigilance urged

Police are warning the public to be vigilant to oil burner thieves.

A spate of oil burner thefts have taken place across the city in recent weeks.

Recent reports include thefts in the Shepherds Glen, St Columb’s Wells, Moss Park and Dervock Street areas.

A police spokesperson said: “Residents are urged to do what they can to prevent criminals accessing oil burners and to report suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods directly to police. The telephone number to ring is 0845 600 8000.”

The upsurge in oil burner thefts coincides with a hike in the theft of home heating oil from tanks for door to door sale. Householders and businesses owners are also being urged to secure their oil tanks.