Neighbourhood Watch Scotland rural crime alert

Neighbourhood Watch Scotland rural crime alert

Neighbourhood Watch Scotland Rural Crime Alert

The following message has been circulated by Neighbourhood Watch Scotland who have issued a rural crime alert on behalf of Police Scotland Forth Valley Division.

There has been several reported thefts of plant and machinery from farm buildings in the Forth Valley area recently, including the theft of a red Honda quad bike from a farm in Stirling over the weekend.

This message is aimed at highlighting the need to be vigilant, to report any suspicious activity to police and consider your security measures with regards to storage of high value plant, machinery and equipment.


· Store all of your property indoors and keep your doors and windows locked. Use additional locking devices for expensive equipment 

· Fit British Standard locks with strong locking bars to doors and windows. If padlocks are used make sure they are robust

· Upgrade your storage to reflect the value of your property.

· Install sensor controlled ‘dusk till dawn’ security lights. 

· Consider CCTV as additional security for vulnerable areas. 

· Consider an audible and monitored intruder alarm system.

· Mark your property and record model, serial numbers etc. Keep photographs of property.

· Consider tracker devices. If you have any information regarding these crimes or see any suspicious activity please contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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