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Police issue warning over quad bike thefts

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Police issue warning over quad bike thefts

Date of alert:

Tuesday, 10 May 2022

Crime Ref:


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.

Police issue warning over quad bike thefts

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