£1,400 worth of diesel stolen at Grampound Road in spate of thefts
Nearly £1,400 worth of diesel has been stolen from vehicle fuel tanks in a spate of overnight thefts.
Police confirmed that diesel was “siphoned” from six lorries at the Grampound Road-based Kay Transport delivery depot in the middle of the night on Wednesday July 3.
Meanwhile, a coach belonging to Truro company JK Coaches was targeted on the same night at near-by Indian Queens, where it was undergoing maintenance at a garage.
Police believe crowbars were used to access the vehicles’ fuel tanks.
Owner of JK Coaches Jonathan Keam, said: “They’ve drained the fuel tank, which was worth around £200. They’ve also damaged the body work to the coach which is estimated to cost around £500 to repair.
“It’s frustrating and people need to be aware that vehicles are being targeted.”
A spokesperson from Kay Transport confirmed that the depot had been struck.
Truro’s police Inspector Mark Richards says he cannot confirm whether the two incidents are linked but police are investigating.