THIEVES stole a quad bike and power tools from outbuildings in Pickering.

The properties in Upper Carr Lane and Malton Road were broken into overnight on Thursday, and police believe a vehicle seen parked in a lay-by on the A169 may be connected to the thefts.

The burglars stole a red and black Honda quad bike, a red and silver Honda ride-on lawnmower, a green and cream motorised bicycle, an orange Husqvarna petrol strimmer, drills, batteries, battery chargers and torches.