Rothbury quad bike thefts
Dated: 10 Jul 2012
Police are appealing for information after two quad bikes were stolen overnight, Sunday 8 July into Monday 9 July, in the Rothbury area.
A red Yamaha Big Bear Pro Quad Bike valued at £4,000 was stolen from a farm in the Fontburn area, after thieves broke the lock on a barn and removed the bike together with a red petrol Honda Strimmer.
The second quad bike, a red Honda 450 Quad valued at £2,500, was stolen from a locked storage container at the Todburn Equestrian Centre. A red Sellarc Power Washer, blue Sellarc Air Compressor, Snap On Socket set and Albion saddle and bridle were also stolen.
Thieves also attempted to steal diesel from a diesel tank on a farm near Longframlington during the night.
Coquetdale Neighbourhood Sergeant Graham Vickers reminded people to be vigilant, securing their property and reporting anything suspicious by immediately ringing the 999 emergency number.
He said: "People should try to store or park their vehicles, tractors, quads and plant as securely as possible when not in use, ensuring the keys are kept well away and out of sight. Even if you're only leaving your vehicle unattended briefly, thieves will seize every opportunity to take your property.
"Diesel thieves are targeting vehicles parked up at night and if vehicles are not required over the weekend people should consider fuelling them in the morning they are needed rather than leaving them fully fuelled overnight."
Anyone with any information about these or any other crimes should contact police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.