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‘Sophisticated’ attempt to steal diesel foiled in Cross Hills
11:00am Friday 25th January 2013 in Keighley
A member of the public foiled a “sophisticated” attempt to steal diesel from a large storage tank in Riparian Way, Cross Hills.
The passer-by disturbed offenders at 9.55pm last Wednesday and they were forced to flee empty-handed.
A police spokesman said: “This was a sophisticated attack using specially-adapted equipment, including ladders to scale a 9ft-high electrified fence around the compound and generator to pump the diesel out of the tank.
“The offenders were forced to leave this equipment at the scene and no fuel was stolen.
“They are thought to have left the scene in a dark-coloured estate car, which had a roof rack attached. This same vehicle is thought to have arrived at the scene in company with two other vehicles.
“It is believed the estate car had a set of aluminium ladders on the roof rack when it arrived at the premises.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cross Hills Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 12130008822.