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Appeal after ATV theft from King Edward

By David Porter

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An appeal has been launched after the theft of two ATVs which were taken from a rural property near King Edward at around 3.30am.

The first is a Suzuki Kingquad and the second an older Honda big red 300 with distinctive very loud burst exhaust.

It is believed that the vehicles were removed and taken off site in the direction of Turriff and have possibly been seen in the Newmacher area

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 20210714-0723 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."

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