Posted: Fri 17th Feb 2023

North Wales Police warn of significant rise in quad bike thefts

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Feb 17th, 2023

Police have issued a warning following a “marked increase” in the theft of quad bikes in North Wales. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

It comes after a number of quad bikes have been taken without permission from farms across the region. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

North Wales Police is now asking anyone who owns a quad bike to consider taking the following steps as a precaution: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

  • Lock your quad bike away in a secure building when not in use.
  • Consider the security of that building – thieves do not like light and sound, so security measures incorporating these would help.
  • Shut entrance gates and padlock them – an open gate is often an open invitation.
  • Consider CCTV – it could cost less than you think.
  • Consider installing a tracker to your quad bike – we recover the majority of stolen quads that have a tracker installed.

Police said: “One of the biggest problem with quad bikes is identifying the owner of any quad bikes recovered, so please make a record of any unique numbers, such as serial numbers, engine numbers etc. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Take plenty of photographs of your quad bike, in particular unique features of them such as any dents or damage to paintwork etc. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Please report any suspicious behaviour to the police using 999 if you believe a theft is taking place. If you are not happy with what you see then phone 101 or use the web chat or web reporting feature on our force website.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

 

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