Police Scotland are warning people in rural areas, such as Highland Perthshire over the increasing number of thefts of quad bikes and ATVs.
In recent months there has been an increase in the number of ATV and quad bike thefts. Now Police Scotland are urging people to stay alert and to ensure all security measures are being taken to secure the vehicle when not in use.
Some general advice that Police Scotland are giving the owners of ATVs and quad bikes is:
- Never leave vehicles insecure or with the keys within
- If vehicles and machinery can be stored in out building and garages, please do
- Please lock and secure all doors for garages and outbuildings
- Consider ground anchors were suitable (quads)
- Consider property marking vehicles (Selecta DNA or Smart Water)
If you see any vehicles or person/s acting suspiciously on your property, please contact Police Scotland on 999 if you believe a crime is being committed at that time or 101 to pass on information. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111.
You can also use the Contact Us section of the Police Scotland website www.scotland.police.uk/contact-us
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