POLICE in the Scottish Borders have launched an investigation after three quad bikes were stolen from Northouse Farm near Hawick between 7pm on Sunday September 25 2022 and 6.50am on Monday September 26 2022.

The bikes are described as a green Yamaha 450 and two orange Yamaha 700s.

A police spokesperson said: "Anyone with any information, should contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 488 of Monday, 26 September, 2022.

“Also please report any suspicious activity to us immediately via 101 or 999 if ongoing; including details of vehicles and persons involved.”

Officers are also recommending multiple levels of security deter delay and detect thieves.

The top four tips are:

Install an alarm system where quads are kept.

Consider a robust physical security device such as the SUIP protector and secure the building they are stored in.

Don’t leave keys in or near your quads.

Install trackers.

Other recommendations include; good quality LED Lighting, CCTV and signage, Driveway & Shed Alarms, Forensic Security Marking & Signage, Secure Shed and Barn Doors with quality locks, park vehicles in front of shed doors at night, High quality chains & ground or wall anchors to secure quad bikes, Trackers on Vehicles, Cesar vehicle Marking