Police are investigating a burglary that occurred at Dent Head Forestry in Dent where a quad bike was stolen
Between 11.00pm on the 24th June and 8.00am on the 26th June offenders gained entry to a metal shipping container which held a green Kawasaki KLF300cc quad bike. The vehicle was stolen along with a jerry can holding around Â£27 worth of fuel, various hand tools and a hammock.
This burglary is further to those that have transpired in the rural areas of south Cumbria during June.
Detective Inspector Amanda Sadler said: â€œIt is important that all residents in rural locations take time to check how secure their properties are. Criminals will take any opportunity that is offered to them and therefore simple precautionary security steps are vital. Â It only takes five minutes at the end of the day to do a check and make sure everything is locked away.
â€œPolice would also like to stress that if you see any suspicious activity to get in contact. Residents in rural areas should look out for suspicious people and vehicles, particularly vans and cars with trailers that could be used to move farm equipment, vehicles and quad bikes. If we are alerted at the earliest stage, especially in rural areas, we can act and hopefully prevent a crime taking place.â€
Advice issued by Police for those living in rural areas include:
For more information about Crime Prevention, your can visitÂ www.cumbria.police.uk/ruralcrime. Those who do not have access to the internet can ring Cumbria Police on 101 and speak to their local Crime Prevention Officers.
Anyone with any information into the burglary at Dent Head Forestry Â is asked to contact Police on 101 and ask to speak to an officer from South Cumbria CID.