Witness appeal over spate of fuel thefts in Thanet

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Police are appealing for information after a spate of fuel thefts in Thanet.

Four thefts, and one attempted theft, were reported to Kent Police between Friday, February 28 and Tuesday, March 3 in Minster and Monkton, Ramsgate and Manston.

On February 28, two lorries were targeted overnight on the A229 in Monkton.

A further fuel theft was reported at 6am on March 1 at Minster Services and on March 3, fuel was reported stolen from two more lorries at around 2.45am on the coastbound A229.

Anyone who witnessed the thefts or has information should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference 03-0079.

You can also call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or complete the online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.


  1. This might help other petrol stations and members of the public if the car that was used can be described that stole the fuel from the Minster petrol station?

    There’s been a lot of thefts and it’s been a single car doing it (silver polo).

    • Petroleum type fuel, the type that creates a combustion, diesel and or petrol, is that sufficient information for you to add something more constructive?

      • I didn’t make any assumptions about what kind of fuel it was. Might have been wood or even coal.

    • If the fuel was stolen from lorries I am guessing it might be diesel. You do not get many petrol lorries.

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