Quad stolen from Berwick area found in County Durham

Police have located a quad stolen from the Berwick area and arrested two men thanks to a tracker device.

Thursday, 31st March 2016, 2:37 pm
Updated Thursday, 31st March 2016, 2:42 pm
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Overnight on Tuesday, a quad bike was stolen from the Berwick area. It had been fitted with a tracker device which was activated and allowed police to track the vehicle.

The tracker signal was picked up in the Durham area and officers were able to track the stolen quad to the Bishop Auckland area and make two arrests yesterday.

Two men aged 19 and 17 have been arrested on suspicion of burglary. They have been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Police are urging people to make the most of tracker technology to help keep their property safe.

Chief Inspector Nicola Musgrove said: “The recovery of the quad shows how effective tracker devices can be. We managed to recover this stolen vehicle in a short time after it was reported stolen and before it could be either sold on or used in committing a crime. “We also want our communities to work with us and make it more difficult for thieves to steal in the first place – I’d encourage people to take steps to protect their property and consider installing software to help ensure stolen property can be traced and returned.”

Anyone with information to help is asked to contact police on 101, quoting reference 0295 30/03/16, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.