Police issue warning over quad bike thefts
Date of alert:
Tuesday, 10 May 2022
North Yorkshire Police
POLICE have issued a warning to quad bike owners following a series of thefts from remote rural areas.
A spokesperson said: "We know that for many people working in farming or other rural industries, the loss of a quad can have a huge impact - far beyond its monetary value.
"If you're aware of suspicious activity, please contact us - dial 999 if a crime is in progress. Suspected quad bike thieves can expect an immediate police response.
"Our Rural Task Force are also carrying out a targeted operation to stop quad bike thieves in their tracks. They’re also things that you can do too to stop your quad bike from being targeted and security measures:
Fit a GPS tracking device
• Park as close to your premises as possible, ideally in a locked outbuilding with CCTV and security lighting, out of sight from nearby roads
• Remove the keys when not in use, and do not leave them nearby
Secure the vehicle with wheel clamps and/or locking posts
• Mark or customise your quad so it is easily identifiable,
• During high winds and stormy weather, criminals may use this to their advantage as it can mask any noises they may make.