Appeal after an increase in rural thefts in Aberdeenshire
Date of alert:
Monday, 4 April 2022
Police are appealing for information following a number of thefts from rural properties in South Aberdeenshire.
On Monday, March 28 two Honda quad bikes were stolen from a farm in Glen Esk.
The bikes were recovered by police nearby with the aid of tracking devices.
Between Saturday, March, 26 and Wednesday, March 30 three high value mountain bikes and two Stihl chain saws were stolen from a property in Glen Muick, near Ballater.
Overnight on Tuesday, April, 3 a mountain bike and two Stihl chain saws were stolen from a farm near Strachan.
And overnight on Monday,April 4 a blue Yamaha Grizzly 700 quad bike was stolen from a farm near Glen Dye.
Police are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen a white 06 registration Ford Transit van in the areas around the times of the incidents.
PC Mike Urquhart, crime reduction officer, said: "These items cost a lot of money and are often used in people's livelihoods, therefore it is vital we trace those responsible, and get the machinery back to its owners.