A LLANDYSUL man is one of two people arrested on suspicion of theft regarding quad bikes.

On Wednesday (August 7), Dyfed-Powys Police received a report a quad bike was stolen from a lay-by on the A470 near Libanus, Powys. Its tracking device indicated it was traveling on the A40 through Senny Bridge, in the direction of Llandovery.

Roads Policing Units from Brecon and Carmarthenshire were sent to the area and found the quad bike being towed along the A482, near Crugybar.

The vehicle was stopped and the driver, a 32-year-old man from the Llandysul area, was arrested on suspicion of theft. A short time later a second man, a 34-year-old man from the Llanwrda area, was also arrested.

A property in the Llanwrda area was searched and four more quad bikes were found. The five quad bikes have been seized for forensic examination. The two men have been released under investigation pending further police enquiries.

Police are encouraging anyone living in rural communities to remain vigilant to this type of theft, and to report any suspicious vehicles or behaviour. They have also issued advice to prevent a quad bikes being stolen:

Immobilise - Make sure you secure or immobilise your quads when not in use. Remove keys when leaving them unattended.

Location - Try to avoid leaving quads unattended in fields especially near to roads. If you have to leave them, then try to park behind other machinery, equipment and out of sight.

Security - When you’re finished for the day, lock quads away in your most secure outbuilding or garage. If this isn’t possible, ensure it’s behind a locked gate to make things more difficult for thieves.

Track and Trace - Keep a record of any chassis or serial numbers. If the worst happens the more information you can provide, the better the chance of recovery. Consider using security marking kits and fitting a tracker or immobiliser.

Register Online - Websites such as www.immobilise.com andwww.ter-europe.org are useful international online databases to record serial numbers for a wide range of vehicles and property.

Anyone with information about quad bike thefts is asked to contact police either online at: http://bit.ly/DPPReportOnline, by email at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101.