Fuel Being Stolen From Bus Operators
Two weeks ago 16,000 litres of diesel fuel was stolen from a major bus operator in their Toronto west location. On Sept. 8/14, a large amount of fuel was stolen from another large operator from their Etobicoke yard. Over this past summer, large amounts of fuel were also stolen from a Scarborough yard on two occasions. It is estimated that more than $100,000 in fuel has been stolen. The thieves are moving buses out of the way by cutting the shift cables, then cutting locks on the tank fill pipes and extracting the fuel out of the tanks.
To local authorities, this appears to be the work of a highly organized group of determined thieves. It is suggested that bus operators do whatever possible to safeguard yards and lock down fuel tanks in a very secure manner. The more difficult for thieves by protecting your premises, the higher likelihood of these thieves being caught. If you hear of anything suspicious or suspect something is taking place at your location, contact your local police department and do not attempt to confront these individuals. It is also suggested that you make all of your employees aware that this type of crime could happen at your facility.