Police are appealing for information following the theft of a red Suzuki King Quad 400 quad bike from a farm near Boyndie, Banff. The quad bike was stolen between 8 pm on Wednesday 4th August and 8 am on Thursday 5th August 2021.
Crime Reduction Officer PC Heather Nelson said
I would urge those in our rural communities to always park quad bikes as close to your premises as possible, preferably out of sight from nearby roads. Remember to always remove keys when not in use.
Quads and ATVs should be secured inside buildings with good quality padlocks and chains. Ground anchors or wheel clamps combined with an alarm are an excellent deterrent.
Mark or customise your property so it is easily identifiable. This can deter thieves and also assist with recovery if stolen.
Also consider tracking devices for high-value vehicles and machinery and keep a record of all vehicles with photographs and serial numbers.
Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting reference 20210805-1147 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.