The financial damage caused to transport companies with large commercial vehicles is enormous, while few cases are being investigated.
Finally the fuel theft from parked trucks not only takes place in Hellas but also in Germany! In fact, most of them thefts carried out with one rubber in the truck tank making her diesel theft more easy from never. Of course in Germany minimal cases arrive at Principles and even fewer are traced.
As long as the prices of fuel are increasing the same upward trend will be recorded by diesel thefts from trucks. “It should be taken for granted that fuel thefts “They have increased,” said a spokeswoman German Federation of Commercial Vehicle Drivers (BGL) to add: “We do not know every case, because complaints to the police are rare. The search rate is therefore very low. “
From the beginning of the war in Ukraine the fuel prices were launched resulting in an increase in diesel thefts points out DW. Recently in the state Schleswig-Holstein an alleged as thief lost his life. According to the police, 33 years old was killed when was seduced at the time he was trying to steal fuel from one truck in store parking. The police concluded that the man wanted to steal fuelbecause they located a hole in the tank. Many thefts have occurred in recent days and in Bavarian city of Straubing. Clever people stole from diesel truck total worth 800 euros.
Professional drivers are calling for more police checks
The truck tanks it ‘s easy accessible as you open it tank capyou put in one rubber and you take it out fuel oil. What criminals do in a hurry, means for them companies, to which the trucks a lot of work and increased costs. According to Commercial Vehicle Drivers Federation every year the diesel thefts cause damages exceeding in value by 100,000 euros per year. To these is added the repair costs of vehicles, which, until repaired, can not be used and must be replaced by rentals.
Unfortunately the police it is almost powerless, since research does not often lead to a specific result. The perpetrators are rarely arrested on the spot. To deal with the situation h Commercial Vehicle Drivers Federation calls for “better staffing of police authorities and more controls “, emphasizing that “the presence of police especially in truck parking lots on highways prevents them thieves”.
It should be noted that thefts they do not constitute minor offenses as are punished with fines the imprisonment for up to five years. In particularly severe cases, when for for example thefts are made with system or if they include burglary in a buildingthe perpetrators face sentence of imprisonment which reaches and ten years.
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