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Panic buying sparks petrol shortages leading to thieves drilling holes in parked cars to steal fuel

by LLB Reporter
27th Sep 21 1:58 pm

Petrol stations across the country are running out of fuel due to people panic buying, which is now seeing thieves stealing petrol from parked cars.

Thieves are drilling holes into petrol tanks to drain the fuel due to the petrol shortage.

Shadrack Olaloko who had fuel stolen from his car overnight posted footage on Twitter showing how thieves stole diesel from his vehicle the day after he had filled it.

He said, “What these guys did was they came and drained out all my fuel in the tank.

“My car uses diesel. Normally I lock my car, I don’t joke with it.”

The thieves forced his petrol cap open from the hatch in the side of the car, before going underneath.

He added, “They made a hole in my tank. Can you see? They made a hole and drained out all the diesel. A full tank of diesel.

“They drained everything out and then they left.”

He said the same process was repeated for his neighbour’s van which was parked next to his car.

90% of all filling stations now have no fuel, with the exception of motorways and the the government are being told to “act now” to stop the crisis getting worse.

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