Police are investigating the theft of four quad bikes from York.
It happened on Tuesday night (9 February) between 9.30pm and 12.05am.
Thieves forced open a secure compound at Murton and stole the four bikes in two separate visits.
Three quad bikes were driven along the A64 westbound at around 9.45pm, and were last seen close to the A162 junction. Police believe they were heading towards Leeds.
A fourth quad was stolen at about midnight. Four men were seen in the compound, after which the quad was driven along the A64 without lights.
A short time later police found it abandoned near Elvington Lane. It was recovered and will be returned to its rightful owner.
Three vehicles missing
These three stolen vehicles are still missing:
- Yamaha Grizzly 700cc farm quad bike, 2017 model, Realtree camo colour
- Honda TRX420 FM quad bike, 4wd, 2009, manual gearbox, red in colour
- Suzuki KingQuad 500 XP 4wd ATV, 2016, power steering, green in colour.
A 22-year-old man from Leeds was located nearby, and arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal a motor vehicle.
He has been released on bail – with conditions not to enter North Yorkshire – as police enquiries continue.
Anyone who has any information about the thefts, or who may have seen the vehicles on the A64 or elsewhere, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police.
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