The fuel price, which burst through the price ceiling in October, causes a new temptation for criminals who have now begun an attack on parked motor vehicles.
For those of you whom know, electrical cable theft is already a well-known source of income for criminals but will soon have to take a side step for a new kind of theft – that of petrol.
One of the latest incidents occurred at about three o’clock on Wednesday afternoon, October 3, where a lady’s car was parked at the Spar Center in Mayville. The robber broke the petrol cap open to clear the gasoline in brought daylight, despite the fact that security guards was stationed nearby . Fortunately the thieve was struggling to extract the fuel out of the tank due to a constriction blocking the tank. He made haste before he reached his goal since passers caught him out.
With the new source of criminal activities, it is advisable to seek out more secured car parking spots in the future.
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