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Witness appeal after quad bikes go missing in shed break-in

Posted on 26th February 2013

Police are urging High Peak residents to step up their home security after a string of non-dwelling burglaries in recent days.

Garages, sheds and outbuildings around the Rowarth and Hayfield areas have been targeted, with thieves taking items including bicycles, power tools and quad bikes.

The most recent incident took place at a farm off Chapel Road, Hayfield, when two quad bikes were taken from a shed by burglars who had to knock down part of a wall to get the vehicles off the land.

That offence took place between 11pm on Sunday, February 24 and 11.25am the following morning.

The quad bikes were a Honda 250 in red and a 4wd Honda 400, also in red. An Ifor Williams trailer and a diesel pressure washer were also stolen.

Residents are now being urged to invest in extra security measures such as shed or garage alarms, sturdy padlocks and security lights, to help safeguard your property from criminals.

You should also properly secure vehicles such as quad bikes and register valuable items for free on the secure online database, which can then be used by police to trace the owners of any recovered stolen goods.

In a separate incident, two bicycles were stolen from a shed in Chapel Road, Hayfield, which had its door removed by offenders between 5pm on February 12 and 10.45am on February 13.

A quad bike was taken from a farm shed in Rowarth overnight between February 11 and 12, while a chainsaw was stolen from a garage in Highgate Road, Hayfield overnight between February 12 and 13.

Did you see anything suspicious in these areas around the time of the offences?

Any information you have could help track down the criminals.

Please call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.