Police in the Cotswold’s and Stroud are continuing to remind quad bike owners to pay attention to the security of their vehicle following the theft of four quad bikes across the division in the last few weeks.
On March 12 two quad bikes and a trailer were stolen from the Bourton on the Water area. A quad bike, trailer and pressure washer were stolen from Compton Abdale on March 16. A fourth quad bike, a red Honda, was reported as stolen from a tool shed in Berkeley on March 27.
PC Mark Godsland, Divisional Crime Prevention Design Advisor for the area said; “Quad bikes are not only used for recreation but also as a valuable part of modern day farming. However, they can be a valuable commodity for thieves and it’s therefore very important that owners make sure that they are secured properly. We are carrying out general patrols in these and other areas and carrying out proactive stop checks when appropriate to deter, disrupt and detect criminal activity.”
“A number of different products are available to secure quad bikes, including a drive on clamp ramp and various padlocks and chains. However, these items should be used in addition to simple crime prevention methods such as making sure the ignition key is removed and ensuring that the garage or shed it’s in is kept locked.”
More information about crime prevention methods is available on the crime reduction pages of the Gloucestershire Constabulary website, or you can contact your local Crime Reduction Officer on 0845 090 1234.