Tracking device locates stolen quad bike

PUBLISHED: 15:10 30 August 2012 | UPDATED: 15:44 30 August 2012

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Victim helps police recover item within 24 hours of theft.

Police have recovered a stolen Suzuki quad bike after its owner monitored its position using a tracking device.

The bike was located in Somerset just hours after it was stolen from a farm in Payhembury, near Honiton.

It was taken, along with a trailer and a hot water pressure washer, during the early hours of yesterday (Wednesday).

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Constabulary said: “The recovery of the quad was made possible because it had been fitted by the retailer with a tracking device which allowed the owner to monitor its position via his mobile phone and his home computer.

“This information was passed to Devon and Cornwall officers, who worked with Avon and Somerset officers to locate the quad and make arrests at the scene.”

A 28-year-old man, an 18-year-old woman and a 14-year-old youth were interviewed at Yeovil police station before being released on bail.

The suspects have been bailed until November 5 pending further inquiries.

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