Malton police appeal for information after quad bike theft near Malton

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Malton police are appealing for information following a burglary and theft near the town.

It occurred overnight between Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5 from a farm on the Hovingham to Malton road.

As well as stealing a green Kawasaki quad bike, registration number YX56EUL, the thieves also took a large number of power tools including Stihl chainsaws, strimmer and leaf blowers, a Hayter lawnmower, a Briggs and Stratton water pump. They also stole a Karcher power washer, a Snap-on impact gun, boxed drills and socket sets.

PC Paul Fenwick, of the Malton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “If you saw any unusual people or vehicles acting in a suspicious manner in the Hovingham area during the time burglary and theft occurred, I urge you to contact the police straight away. I am also keen to speak to anyone who may have noticed activity they thought was out of the ordinary and urge them to get in touch.”

PC Fenwick added: “If you have been offered the stolen quad bike or power tools matching the description of those stolen, I ask that you contact the police as soon as possible.”

Anyone who can assist with this inquiry should phone Malton police on 101, select option two and ask for Paul Fenwick. Alternatively, information can be emailed to paul.fenwick@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 12140002376.

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