Posted on 17th November 2016
Quad bike owners in the Tideswell area are being encouraged to get their security into gear following recent thefts.
Sometime between 8pm on Monday, November 14 and 7am the following morning, thieves used bolt cropper to remove the padlock from a farm building off Wheston Lane in Tideswell.
Thieves then cut though security chains and made off with four quad bikes, including a Suzuki 50, a Honda 250 and a Honda 90 model.
Following the theft, officers from the area’s Safer Neighbourhood team are encouraging quad owners to take steps to further protect their valuables from thieves.
PCSO Anthony Boswell from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We are encouraging residents living in the rural, farming communities to be extra vigilant and to report any suspicious activity or vehicles to us so that we can help to stop criminals in their tracks.
“Make sure that you secure and immobilise vehicles when not in use and store them away in a secure building with a quality lock. Also, consider using heavy duty locks and chains to further secure the quad bike inside a barn or garage.
“Ensure that any vehicle or building keys are kept out of sight and always mark property with a fluid such as SmartWater to deter thieves and help us to return any items that are stolen and later recovered.”
Residents, particularly those living in the farming or rural communities, are being encouraged to report any suspicious activity or vehicles to police to help to stop a crime from happening.
Anyone with information about the above theft is asked to contact PC Linda Hancock on 101 quoting occurrence number 16000369714, or by sending her a message using the Contact Us section of our website here
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.