The cost of heating oil has increased significantly over recent months, resulting in more thefts of oil from both domestic and commercial properties.
The first indication that a theft has taken place is often when the heating stops working. Usually, it’s assumed the boiler is at fault, but regrettably the problem is often that there’s no oil left. Thefts vary from small amounts being stolen to the whole tank being drained. The methods used by the thieves can be very crude, including drilling or punching holes in the side of the tank and then filling jerry cans.
What can you do to prevent losses?
Source: Ecclesiastical Insurance