Call for help in search for fuel thieves

Kellie BalaamNarrogin Observer
Williams police are searching for the thieves who stole a total amount of 700 litres of diesel.
Camera IconWilliams police are searching for the thieves who stole a total amount of 700 litres of diesel. Credit: Michael Wilson/WA News, Michael Wilson

Williams police are calling on people to review dash cam footage after 700 litres of diesel was stolen from Shire machinery involved in roadworks.

People travelling along the York-Williams Road about 10km from the Albany Highway between Thursday, February 6, and Monday, February 10, have been asked to come forward with any evidence of suspicious behaviour.

Police say in this period, 500 litres of diesel was siphoned out of machinery owned by the Shire of Williams.

More fuel was siphoned between Thursday, February 20, and Monday, February 24.

Sen. Const Darren Redhead said police believed the same criminals were involved in both incidents.

“Evidence collected from the scene is being analysed but we are speculating that the fuel was siphoned out using a hydraulic unit or electric pump ... to get that much fuel out, there would have to be some sort of equipment used,” he said.

“Due to no cameras in the area, we are asking for any witnesses or if anyone travelling that route noticed any suspicious vehicles at the time.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Williams police or Crime Stoppers on 1300 333 000.

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