Local Appeal – Investigation theft of four quad bikes during the hours of darkness at Grizebeck, Kirkby-in-Furness

Police are investigating the theft of four quad bikes during the hours of darkness at Grizebeck, Kirkby-in-Furness.

The incident occurred between 10:30pm on Thursday 12 January and 6:30am on Friday 13 January.

Two secure storage units on neighbouring agricultural land have been entered with force and four quad bikes (3 x green Yamaha 700cc and 1 x red Honda Forman 500) have been stolen, together with a Stihl chainsaw.

Police are asking local residents and businesses to check their CCTV and dashcams for any suspicious activity or vehicles in the area during this time.

Anyone with information relation to this incident can report online at www.cumbria.police.uk/report.it, quoting incident number 138 of 13 January 2023.  You can also phone on 101.  Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

This recent burglary presents an opportunity for Cumbria Police to remind rural businesses of the following security advice:

Farm and outbuildings

  • Restrict access to your farm land & property with locked gates
  • Ensure your home, farm & outbuildings are secure. Use British Standard locks & high security closed-shackle padlocks
  • Consider fitting intruder alarms, CCTV & good outside security lighting, check regularly to ensure they work
  • Lock windows & doors, remove keys from locks & keep out of visible reach
  • Mark equipment & property with farm name & postcode, use a UV pen, engraving, stamping, tagging or forensic marking
  • Hide valuable items from view & secure them in locked outbuildings
  • Consider joining your local Farmwatch scheme

Vehicles, trailers & quad bikes

  • Secure & immobilise vehicles & equipment when not in use
  • Remove keys from the ignition & keep them somewhere secure
  • Don’t leave quad bikes or trailers unattended
  • Consider storing vehicles & property in a secured building, if possible secured to the ground or wall, or inside a caged area

• Mark trailers & property with farm name & postcode, use a UV pen, engraving, stamping, tagging or forensic marking


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