Police helicopter searches for suspected fuel thieves in Dartford

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A POLICE helicopter kept Dartford residents awake on Sunday night (Dec 8) as it tracked suspected fuel thieves.

The incident occurred at around 11.30pm in Joyce Green Lane when police discovered a van.

Two men were seen running off as officers approached and an area search conducted by the police helicopter failed to find them.

Twitter user Nicola Daniels vented her frustration on Twitter.

She said: "Noisy helicopter over #Dartford tonite.... Who they looking for n hurry up about it! #tired #mustberunninouttafuel."

Fellow tweeter Lewis Brend said: "Trying to sleep but can't as there is a helicopter flying really low about me. Welcome to Dartford..."

A Kent Police spokesman said: "At about 11.30pm yesterday, a patrol came across a transit van parked on Joyce Green Lane, Dartford.

"As they approached, two men were seen running off into woodland.

"An area search was conducted, assisted by the police helicopter, but the offenders were not located.

"Searches carried out on the van found drums of fuel, including one believed to have come from a nearby HGV. Enquiries are ongoing."

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5:22pm Mon 9 Dec 13

white rabbit9 says...

All that money wasted on trying to find FUEL thieves........... This is a joke right?

Why is finding thieves cost's more money than the actual crime? Isn't this a crime in itself?
All that money wasted on trying to find FUEL thieves........... This is a joke right? Why is finding thieves cost's more money than the actual crime? Isn't this a crime in itself? white rabbit9

8:34pm Mon 9 Dec 13

j.j. says...

white rabbit9 wrote:
All that money wasted on trying to find FUEL thieves........... This is a joke right?

Why is finding thieves cost's more money than the actual crime? Isn't this a crime in itself?
if you follow this logic no crime under, say £50, should be investiated as the cost of sending a patrol probably very quickly exceeds this. I'm sure the police had a reason to believe that the fellows who ran away were worth going after.
[quote][p][bold]white rabbit9[/bold] wrote: All that money wasted on trying to find FUEL thieves........... This is a joke right? Why is finding thieves cost's more money than the actual crime? Isn't this a crime in itself?[/p][/quote]if you follow this logic no crime under, say £50, should be investiated as the cost of sending a patrol probably very quickly exceeds this. I'm sure the police had a reason to believe that the fellows who ran away were worth going after. j.j.

8:51pm Mon 9 Dec 13

Gypo.Joe says...

white rabbit9 is worried about costs just incase it may affect his benefit payments in future.
white rabbit9 is worried about costs just incase it may affect his benefit payments in future. Gypo.Joe

9:16am Tue 10 Dec 13

highway warrior says...

because what they had stolen that evening was just the tip off the iceberg, of course it's worth persuing or else they continue on their merry little petrol theft spree.
because what they had stolen that evening was just the tip off the iceberg, of course it's worth persuing or else they continue on their merry little petrol theft spree. highway warrior

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