Quad Theft

Alert message sent 11/03/2019 17:04:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

A warning to anyone with a quad….

After a relatively quiet few months as far as quad thefts are concerned they’ve suddenly kicked in again. Tideswell and Tissington areas have both been hit so it’s anyone’s guess where it might happen next. Please be as vigilant as possible and report anything via 999 if it looks even vaguely like a theft in progress.

Incidentally, the thieves are going to considerable lengths to steal them. The victims in each case cannot be criticised for the security measures they had taken, but they still weren’t enough. Cutting equipment is being used and other equipment from the farms themselves is also being brought into play, so it’s equally important to make sure these are as secure as possible too.

It’s worth noting that unsolicited visits to farms may be a precursor to a theft. Someone enquiring about stud dogs was one recent such visit.

Sorry if it sounds like we’re painting a bleak picture of the area. We are getting – to use the vernacular – a hammering at the moment. We all need to look after each other and we urge you to look after your property as much as you realistically can. We’ll respond to calls as well as we can, but there are very few of us with a huge area to cover. Even so, we do need those calls in the first place to give us a fighting chance, but all too often we’re trying to pick up the pieces when it’s only reported hours or even days afterwards. IF YOU SEE SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS HAPPENING DO NOT DELAY.

One final thing for now. If, as a community, you have any ideas you think may be effective then please get in touch. We have some excellent schemes already up and running in some of our communities and there must be more to come. People power is a very persuasive tool and we’ll be needing as much as you can offer to turn some of our own plans into reality.


Rural Crime Team
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James Shirley (Police,Sgt,Derbyshire Dales)

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