THIEVES smashed their way through a locked gate to steal fuel from an Ilkeston depot.
The break in at CPL Distribution on Awsworth Road was discovered at lunchtime on Sunday September 11.
Police said the thieves carried out the raid between 5pm on Friday September 9am and 12noon on Sunday.
A spokesman for the force said: “Thieves ripped off a metal gate at the premises before stealing a large quantity of diesel from a fuel tank on site.”
No one from the coal ditribution firm was available for comment.
Police are appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area or anyone with information to contact them on 0345 123333 or speak anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.