Police are asking for the public’s help after a quad bike was stolen from a farm.
Overnight between 9.30pm on Tuesday, August 9 and 7.45am the following morning, thieves gained access to farm land off Priestcliffe Road, Priestcliffe.
Once on site, they burnt the lock from a barn before stealing a Honda quad bike from inside.
Following the theft officers from the Stanton, Youlgreave and White Peak Villages Safer Neighbourhood Team are appealing for information and encouraging quad owners to boost their security.
PCSO Hayley Grundy from the team said: “I would like to take this opportunity to encourage motorists and residents living in the rural, farming communities to be extra vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to us so that we can help to stop a crime from happening.
“Make sure that you secure and immobilise vehicles and equipment when not in use and store them away in a secure building, with a quality lock. Also, consider using heavy duty locks and chains to further secure the vehicle inside a barn or garage.
“Ensure that any vehicle or building keys are kept out of sight and always mark property with a fluid such as SmartWater to deter thieves and help us to return any items that are stolen and later recovered.
“Restrict access to your farm land and property with locked gates and ensure that any outbuildings are also properly secure.”
Anyone with any information about the above theft is asked to contact PCSO Hayley Grundy on 101, quoting 16000229128, or by sending her a message using the Contact Us section on the police website.
To report a crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.