Warning following recent farming GPS thefts in the East Riding of Yorkshire
Police are warning farmers across the East Riding to be vigilant following a spate of recent thefts of GPS tracker systems from farm vehicles.
Farm vehicles have been targeted and their GPS systems have been stolen. There has been three separate reports of theft of GPS tracker systems from farm vehicles overnight in Hotham, Melbourne and Harswell.
Earlier thefts included GPS systems stolen from two tractor units stored at a facility on Station Road, Ottringham; six GPS systems stolen from tractors in the area of Withernsea Road, Halsham; and, GPS tracker systems stolen from a tractor and a sprayer parked securely in a farmyard on Swine Lane, Coniston.
Police advise farmers to remove GPS systems from tractors and other farm machinery each night, don’t leave them in a locked cab, as the cab can be broken into. Farmers should also consider using property marking kits as an added security measure.
Humberside Police are appealing for anyone with relevant information to call 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or call 999 if a crime is happening.