It would appear that the problem of unwanted visitors continues to be a threat to many farms. The theft of fuel and farm equipment occurring both at night and in the daytime seems to be on the rise. Vigilance and common sense need to be employed at all times to combat this ever increasing disease. The WP Agricultural team would advise you to keep a check on the level of fuel in your tank on a routine basis as many reports relate to fuel being stolen in small quantities over a sustained period. Traditionally locks and dogs have been adequate to safeguard the “liquid gold” but as the economic state of the country remains gloomy and the nerve of the opportunist grows other measures such as security lighting, CCTV devices and alarms are being introduced to defend against the crime.
Des Close, Agricultural Account Manager at WP Group, commented: “Advice I have been given is that if you notice gates left open on the farm or unfamiliar cars parked, take note. Victims of theft have reported to me that they believed they were under observation. I suggest a change to your routine; if you or your vehicle’s movements are being noted, change things a moving target is always harder to hit! It’s a sad fact but one we have to face.”
WP Agricultural is keen to pass on any advice to others, so please let us know if you have any further information as it may help prevent future thefts.
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