LIVERMORE FALLS (AP) — Police in Livermore Falls are investigating three heating fuel thefts in the past few days.

Chief Ernest Steward Jr. says two homes and a church have been hit.

While just five and 10 gallons of oil were stolen from the homes, about 100 gallons of kerosene were siphoned from an outside tank from the church. Kerosene sells for more than $4 per gallon.

The theft was noticed by a delivery person who noticed a fuel stain in the snow.

Steward says all three incidents are under investigation. It is unclear whether they are related.

The Sun Journal reports that no surrounding towns have reported fuel thefts.



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