West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Ballycolman residents asked to be vigilant after spate of oil thefts

Published: 16 January, 2013

Strabane Sinn Féin Councillor Brian Mc Mahon has called upon the local community, and particularly residents in the Ballycolman Estate, to be highly vigilant after the theft of home heating oil from at least 3 homes in the Estate. He said, "Over recent days, I have been contacted and made aware of 3 different families in the Ballycolman Estate having had their home heating oil stolen. "There is a distinct possibility that other families in the area have also been targeted in a similar way, so I would call upon everyone to be vigilant and to take whatever pre-cautions possible to make it as difficult as possible for the unscrupulous individual/s involved in carrying out these thefts. "These families have now been left in financial hardship as a result of these thefts and the fact that someone has intentionally targeted their property in this way has a longer term unsettling impact of those who have been targeted in this way.