Vehicles stolen in Yarcombe

Police appeal for information following a number of vehicle thefts.

POLICE are appealing for information following the thefts of vehicles in Yarcombe.

The theft occurred during the early hours of yesterday (May 2) when a red Honda quad bike registration WA58GYC and a silver Ford Ranger registration WF57FPV were stolen from a farm premises in the Yarcombe area of Honiton.

Another red Honda quad bike registration WA03VUP was also stolen from a second location in Branscombe.

Detective Sergeant Tarr from Honiton CID said: “We would encourage local residents to look out for one another and to report suspicious activity to police immediately.

“The quicker we receive such reports, the quicker we can act. Always take down the registration details of suspicious vehicles, as this can form a key piece of information for subsequent police investigations.

“We would also encourage residents and people working in rural East Devon areas to join our successful Farm Watch scheme, which will alert them to crime and suspicious activity via phone, email or fax, and creates a network of like-minded people who we can share information with and who can act as extra pairs of eyes and ears in the community.

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“I would also urge all owners of quad bikes to ensure the keys are not kept with the bikes”.

Anyone with information relating to the stolen vehicles can call the police on 08452 777 444 quoting reference KH/11/280 or alternatively call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.