APPEAL: QUAD BIKES STOLEN IN BETLEY


Police are appealing for information after three vehicles were stolen from a farm in Betley.

Between 8pm last night (Tues) and 8am this morning (Wed) offenders have cut through a padlocked gate to enter farmland off Heighley Lane. Once on the land they have driven up a dirt track and forced their way into an outbuilding.

The offenders have stolen two Yamaha Grizzly 350 quad bikes, which were green in colour and valued at £2,500.

The third vehicle to be stolen was a Kubota, a light 4×4 utility vehicle, with the cab surrounded by glass. This is green/brown in colour and worth around £8,500 (pictured).

stolen kubota
Stolen Kubota

It is believed the vehicles were driven away by the offenders. One of the quad bikes has been found burnt out at the junction of Barthomley Road and Nantwich Road, Audley. It is believed the vehicle broke down as a result of of an engine fault.

Anyone with information on the break-in, or who has seen suspicious persons and/or vehicles in the area, is urged to contact PC Claire Mace at Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident 168 of December 30, or the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

Author: sp16394

Press Officer at Staffordshire Police