THOSE living in rural properties are being urged to review their security after a spate of thefts and burglaries.
A number of homes and farms in the Southam area were targeted between Friday April 20 and Monday 23.
Items stolen include a number of quad bikes and a Kawasaki motorbike along with expensive power tools such as chainsaws, hedge strimmers, leaf blowers and pressure washers.
Police officers are appealing for anyone with a quad bike or motorbike to chain it up and keep it in a locked building. Valuable tools should also be chained together and locked up.
Officers also say thieves are likely to be transporting quad bikes by putting them onto a trailer. They are urging anyone who sees a quad bike being moved and who is suspicious it could have been stolen to contact them on 101.