Men arrested over Knock oil theft

Two men were arrested in Knock on Tuesday night after being caught allegedly siphoning home heating oil at a residential property.

Gardaí in Claremorris said a member of the public alerted them to the incident. Gardaí found two men at the rear of the property with a number of five-gallon oil drums. A car was also seized.

The men will appear before Castlebar District Court on February 18.

A Garda spokeserpson said homeowners should ensure their premises and oil tanks are as secure as possible, particularly in the winter months.

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