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Quad bike theft - Clinterty Farm

Police Scotland are appealing for witnesses following a break in and subsequent theft of a red Honda TRX 250 quad bike, serial number IHFTE2174D4400492, from Stables at Clinterty Farm, Aberdeen. The incident occurred between 5.00pm on Monday 25th July and 8.00am on Tuesday 26th July 2022.

Anyone with information can contact the Police on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference PS-20220726-0688.

PC Turner from the Danestone Community Policing Team said:

"I would ask owners of quad bikes to remain vigilant following this incident. Please report any suspicious behaviour to Police immediately.

"Quads and All-Terrain Vehicles are the top target for thieves in the UK as they are easier to steal and sell-on than larger farm vehicles. As well as being simple to jump on and drive off when they’re left standing, thieves also take them from workshops and barns.

"Invest in a bespoke quad security device or a quality padlock and chain, such as those approved by Secured By Design - a police approved product scheme. Securing to a fixed point on the ground or something that takes time to remove will also act as a deterrent.

"Never leave your keys in the ignition, even if you only briefly leave your ATV unattended.

"Keep gates to yards closed as open gates can be an open invitation to thieves."

Further information regarding vehicle security can be found at www.scotland.police.uk

Original message sent by: Mark Irvine (Police Scotland, Constable, A Div - Grampian)

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