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BBC - Newsbeat - The P Word - Major rise in home fuel thefts
Police forces across the UK have told Newsbeat there's been a huge rise in thieves stealing heating oil from people's homes. Farmers say there's also been a big increase in the theft of diesel. On Sunday, a woman died during a raid on her farm in County Durham after spotting a man taking fuel.

of course avoiding oil dosen't necessarily help.

BBC NEWS | Politics | Cameron's bike stolen as he shops

Conservative leader David Cameron says his bicycle was stolen after he left it locked outside a supermarket while he shopped near his home in west London.

He was at a Tesco branch on Portobello Road when the bike - which he joked was "an old friend" - disappeared.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Jul 24th, 2008 at 07:52:55 AM EST
And not only oil...

[Torygraph Alert] Allotments thefts rise as credit crisis causes vegetable crimewave (26 Jun 2008)

Allotments have been targeted by vegetable thieves, as more people grow their own produce in response to the credit crisis.

Allotments have enjoyed a boom few years, with many people seeing their gardening as a way of saving on fruit and vegetable bills.

However, it would now seem that thieves are taking advantage of this green revolution.

It's not because of the "credit crisis" but because of the "food crisis" that this happens.

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Jul 24th, 2008 at 08:14:33 AM EST
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