Does your quad have a tracker?

Durham Constabulary theft graphic

On Monday evening (20th April) some light-fingered thieves decided to break into a farm in Tow Law and steal the farmer’s quad bike at around midnight.

Thankfully, say Durham Constabulary, the quad had a tracker fitted and the company alerted the victim when it was activated.

Response officers were then able to pursue the quad as it travelled south on the A68 before using a stinger to bring it to a stop in Spennymoor.

Despite the 23-year-old driver fleeing, officers chased him down and recovered the quad.

The suspect was arrested on suspicion of burglary, breaching the government COVID19 restrictions and possession of a controlled drug and is currently in custody.

Inspector Ed Turner said: “Criminals will often try to target our rural communities for their farming vehicles but having a tracker makes all the difference in allowing our officers to return any stolen vehicles to their owners.

“A tracking device is relatively inexpensive and easy to install so I would urge any owners of vehicles like these to install one to help protect your property.

“Please help us to help you.”

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