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Quad Bike Thefts - Crime Prevention

Alert message sent 08/02/2022 14:06:00

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There has been an increase in quad bike thefts around the country and neighbouring counties in recent weeks. We are actively patrolling isolated and rural areas to tackle this type of crime but please take steps to protect your equipment. Below are some crime prevention tips:
  • Use quality padlocks and chains or something similar to lock your quad bike in place and secure it to the ground. The more difficult it is to remove and the longer it takes to remove, the better.
  • Consider using audible alarms and CCTV systems.
  • Consider using tracking equipment on vehicles and machinery where applicable.
  • Use security lighting to illuminate yards and buildings where quad bikes and other machinery is stored. Where possible store vehicles and machinery out of public view and away from roads and footpaths.
  • Never leave keys in the ignition when the quad bike is unattended, even if you only leave it briefly.
  • It can be beneficial to block in quad bikes and other smaller vehicles using larger and heavier machinery.
  • Know and record the registration and serial numbers on your vehicles and machinery and provide these to the police if your equipment is stolen.
Above all else, if you suspect something, see someone suspicious or believe there is a crime in progress dial 999 immediately and provide as much information as possible.

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Tracie Stone (Police, Neighbourhood Policing Admin, West Berks)

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