Posted: Wed 29th Jun 2022

Police: More reports of attempted cooking oil thefts in Flintshire

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Jun 29th, 2022

Police have called on businesses in Flintshire to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity following another attempted theft of used cooking oil. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

With spiralling fuel costs, used cooking oil has been targeted by organised criminals in other parts of the UK to use in diesel cars. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The used cooking oil is sought after to be used in the production of Biodiesel. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Earlier this month two men tried to take oil from a restaurant in Broughton, they claimed to be from the Environmental Agency, staff checked their ID “which was clearly not genuine” and sent them packing. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Police have said two restaurants on Broughton Retail Park were targeted yesterday, Tuesday June 28. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

South Flintshire Police said: “We received reports of two men attending two restaurants on Broughton Retail Park yesterday, claiming to be from the Environment Agency.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“It is reported both suspects, who attended in a white Ford Transit van, provided false paperwork, before attempting to take cooking oil from both restaurants.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We are urging you to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to us on 101, or via the web chat, quoting reference B093762.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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