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Police issue security warning following spike in vehicle thefts in Craven

A series of quad bike and Land Rover thefts has prompted a police warning to residents in rural areas of Craven.


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Six incidents of vehicle thefts have taken place in Craven in recent weeks
Six incidents of vehicle thefts have taken place in Craven in recent weeks

Investigations are underway following thefts of quad bikes and Land Rovers in North Yorkshire.

 

In recent weeks, six incidents of vehicle thefts in Craven, prompting police to urge quad bike and Land Rover owners to review their security arrangements as soon as possible.

 

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PCSO Sally Breen, from North Yorkshire Police’s rural taskforce, said: “North Yorkshire is a very safe place, but unfortunately we know that criminals travel into our county targeting isolated areas.

 

"High-profile operations and ongoing work by the Rural Taskforce is helping make Craven a no-go area for cross-border criminals – but we need residents’ assistance to make it even safer.

 

"I am urging anyone who owns a Land Rover or a quad bike – and particularly if they live in a rural area – to take extra steps to ensure their vehicles are left safe and secure.

 

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"It’s much better to spend a bit of time and money now on better security than to go through the inconvenience and upset of having your vehicle stolen.

 

"Members of the public act as our eyes and ears in rural areas, and so if you are aware of any suspicious activity, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will take action."

 


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Top tips for crime prevention

  • Always leave your vehicle locked and alarmed if possible
  • Consider fitting an after-market approved immobiliser
  • Park in a locked garage or other secure area if you have one, or in a well-lit open space if not
  • Never leave the vehicle’s keys in the ignition, in the same outbuilding as the vehicle, or near your front door inside your home
  • Be vigilant when using your vehicle for anyone taking an interest in it
  • Consider fitting a transponder-based security marking system and tracker device
  • Have the vehicle’s windows etched with the vehicle identification number

Recent incidents of theft in Craven

  • On Sunday August 21 a Land Rover was stolen from Farnhill.
  • On Sunday August 28, a man was interrupted while trying to steal a quad bike from a farm in Sutton in Craven. The suspect was seen sitting on the bike before he ran off.
  • Sometime after Sunday August 28, a quad bike was stolen from the side of the house in Stainforth, even though it was blocked in by a tractor.
  • On Thursday September 1, a quad bike was stolen from a barn in Langcliffe.
  • On Saturday September 3, a quad bike was stolen from a garage in Lower Bentham. The quad bike was attached to a trailer, which was not stolen.
  • Overnight on Sunday September 4 – Monday September 5, a Land Rover was stolen from a barn in Giggleswick. Entry was gained to the barn through the roof.
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