Officers reunite owners with stolen quadbikes thanks to tracker technology

Police in Northumberland have recovered two stolen quadbikes using tracker technology.

Friday, 7th February 2020, 5:36 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 2:17 pm
Insp Pam Bridges

Officers received a report of the theft from Riding Mill shortly after 1.20am on Tuesday,February 4.

The owner was not at the property where the machines were stored but was alerted on his phone thanks to the tracker and able to direct officers to the stolen items and suspected thief.

Neighbourhood Inspector Pam Bridges said: “I can’t recommend tracker technology enough, especially in our more rural areas where offenders have miles and miles of unnamed roads and tracks to hide stolen property.

“These types of trackers can enable officers to swiftly and securely locate stolen items and vehicles and make sure victims are quickly reunited with them.

“They can also lead us straight to those responsible and help secure a conviction when we catch them with the property.

“I urge anyone with expensive machinery or vehicles like quadbikes to get trackers installed.”