Theft of Furnace Oil

Crime Stoppers is asking for the public’s help in solving several cases of theft of furnace oil in Guysborough County NS

Guys borough District RCMP are investigating several reports of theft of furnace oil that took place in the community of Port Felix, near Canso. On November 1st, several property owners on Port Felix Loop discovered their residential oil tanks had been emptied. It is suspected that this had taken place sometime between noon on October 31st and noon on November 1st. In addition, an attempted theft of oil from a third residence was unsuccessful. It is suspected that between 1500 – 1800 litres of furnace oil is missing.

The suspect(s) had unattached the exterior fuel line from the tanks to facilitate the thefts, however the results were large quantities of furnace oil spilled onto the ground and made its way into nearby properties. This has resulted in a significant contamination to the victims’ properties and some adjacent land. The acts by those responsible not only put themselves at risk but have caused considerable damage to the victim’s property.

If you have any information on this or any other crime please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by Secure Web Tips at Calls to Crime Stoppers are not taped or traced and if police make an arrest and lay charges based on a tip, callers qualify for a cash reward from $50 -$2000.