Gardaí in Donegal are reminding the public to take steps to secure their home heating oil following another theft.
The warning comes as an oil burner and 4 drums of oil were taken from a property in Gaeltex, Oldtown Letterkenny last week.
The theft took place sometime between the 18th of January (Sat) at 1pm and the 21st of January (Tues) at 4pm.
If anyone can offer any information in relation to this incident please call Letterkenny Gardaí on 0749167100.
Heating oil was also stolen from a house in Ballyboe, Kilmacrennan the previous week.
The rise in reports has prompted gardaí to warn people to be extra vigilant and protect their oil outside their homes.
“We want to make people aware also that this type of theft is occurring on a regular basis and that people should secure their fuel and ensure that they have adequate lighting around their home,” said spokesperson, Garda Claire Rafferty.