Approximately 700-litres of diesel was taken from the yard of “A” Transport Limited, a family-run haulage business in Athy, Co, Kildare over the weekend.
The theft is believed to have occurred on the night of Sunday, May,20th, 2018 last. The company has exclusively confirmed to That’s Farming that the total loss to the business is estimated to be in the region of €1,000 - between damage to diesel tanks and the loss of diesel.
Speaking to That’s Farming, Calum Anderson one of the company directors of“A” Transport Limited said:
“The thieves had to get over an eight-foot wall, with 700-litres of diesel in drums. It is possible that someone saw a van parked beside a wall.”
“Being a small family-run business, the loss of €1,000 over the course of the weekend has a massive impact. This figure is a driver’s wages and more in just one move. I strongly believe that local people were involved.”
“With the diesel price hikes and the cost of insurance, I could not sustain too many losses like this.”
The company has taken to Facebook to highlight the impact of the significant theft - the post has been shared on the social media platform over 600 times.
“I hope that when people hear about this case and see the post on social media, that they will be more vigilant.”
“I am calling on the general public to open their eyes to this - this is a major issue.”
Anyone with any information in relation to the theft have been advised to contact Athy Garda Station on 059- 863-4210 or “A” Transport Limited on 059- 863-13520.