Thursday 22 August, 2019

Three to be charged for stealing equipment from local oil company

Amalgamated Security Services Limited officers arrested three men in the Forest Reserve area in connection with stolen heavy oil equipment from the state-owned Company, Heritage Petroleum Company Limited.

At around 10:30 pm on Wednesday, while on mobile patrol, the guards observed a truck carrying equipment. They stopped the vehicle, questioned the driver and its two occupants and examined its contents.

The men could not provide a proper account for the items and as a result, the vehicle and its contents (19 electrical motors and one generator) were seized. The three men were subsequently arrested and taken to the Fyzabad police station along with the confiscated items.

The men were expected to be charged for the offence on Thursday.

The public is reminded that trespassing or theft of state or any property is illegal.

The Company is committed to ensuring that all its assets and people are protected.

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