POLICE have received reports of a spate of fuel thefts on Martock Business Park.

South Somerset Neighbourhood Policing are warning members of the public to remain vigilant and to take crime prevention steps.

They are advising people to:

  • lock fuel caps and use anti-siphoning deterrents to make vehicles less vulnerable.
  • anyone noticing people loitering near vehicles should note the time, date, and location, as well as the descriptions of the people.
  • adopt defensive parking measures, such as parking in highly visible, well-lit areas, or using off-road parking areas such as secure compounds or lorry parks.
  • park vehicles so that fuel tanks are as inaccessible as possible.
  • don't make it easy for the thieves - make sure that compounds don't contain items that may help a thief intending to steal from your vehicles. Objects that could be used for climbing perimeter fencing shouldn't be left lying around.

A police spokesperson said: "Please continue to report any suspicious behaviour to the police by either dialling 101 or reporting directly to your local policing team."