Newry quad bike owners urged to take steps to deter thieves

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Friday, March 6th, 2020

Police have urged Newry quad bike owners to adopt appropriate crime prevention measures to minimise their risk of being targeted by thieves.

Speaking to Newry Times, Supt. Brian Kee said, “Quad bikes and ATV (all-terrain vehicles) are among the items which are targeted by thieves.

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“We have received reports of a number of incidents of thefts in recent days, and we’re appealing to owners to help us by protecting their vehicles.



“Good security is an effective deterrent against crime, here a few tips to help prevent theft.

“Park as close to your premises as possible, preferably out of sight from nearby roads and remove keys when not in use.



He continued, “Fit wheel clamps and/or locking posts or consider an alarm and park larger vehicles in front of access doors to prevent easy access.

“Mark or customise your property so it is easily identifiable. This can deter thieves and assist recovery if they are stolen.

“Consider tracking devices for high-value vehicles and machinery and keep a record of all vehicles with photographs and serial numbers.



“Be a good neighbour, report suspicious activity to Police.

Supt. Brian Kee added, “If you would further advice please contact your local crime prevention officer on the 101 number.”




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