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Officers are urging businesses to be vigilant after a number of cooking oil thefts took place across the county recently.
There have been 11 incidents within the last month, with the most recent on 15 December.
Most recently, around midday on 15 December, a total of 20 boxes of cooking oil were reported stolen from outside a business on Carter Street, Uttoxeter.
Police are reviewing CCTV footage of the area at the time of the latest incident and urge anyone who may have seen what happened to get in touch.
Chief Inspector Scott Gidman, of the East Staffordshire Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Over the past month, there have been several similar incidents throughout Staffordshire.
“These incidents all involve the theft or attempted theft of barrels of cooking oil from business premises.
“Following these thefts, we are advising people to secure their premises and make sure that new and used cooking oil is stored securely.”
To report any information in relation to the above theft, contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident number 375 of 15 December.
If your business is a victim of cooking oil theft, contact Staffordshire Police on 101 or in an emergency, dial 999.
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