POLICE are appealing for information and witnesses and offering security advice after a quad bike was stolen from a home near Privett.
East Hampshire Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) John Payne said: “The bike was stolen from a residential property in the early hours of Thursday, March 16.
“If you have any information please call Hampshire Constabulary on 101 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 0800-555111 quoting reference number 44170098322. Many thanks.”
Police are also advising house holders to check their home security measures to minimise the risk of theft from their home and outbuildings such as sheds and garages.
Outside motion activated lights are suggested as one deterrent to would be thieves.
PCSO Kathy Morning said: “Consider low level ambient light on a dusk to dawn sensor, and ensure your outside lighting is in working order. Use timer switches available from most hardware stores to switch on lights.
“Also use padlocks on the side gates to deny access to the rear of the property.
“Property mark belongings with your house number and postcode, keep a list of any makes, models and serial numbers, and take photos of jewellery.
“You can also register your items for free at www.immobilise.com and using this service will assist the police in returning property to the rightful owner should it be stolen.”
The elderly, or those who feel vulnerable, are advised to contact The Blue Lamp Trust via the website www.bluelamptrust.org.uk for a free home safety and security survey, or call 0300 777 0157 for an appointment.