POLICE are investigating the second Moray theft of a quad bike in a matter of days.
A red Honda 500 quad, valued at a low to mid four figure sum, was taken from a property in the Portgordon area between noon on Wednesday, February 6 and 9am the following day.
"It appears that the quad bike was pushed onto the back of a vehicle or trailer as the culprits did not have the key," said investigating officer, PC Kevin Petrie.
"The quad bike also has the owner’s details marked on several surfaces and so anyone who has been offered a quad for sale with these markings, or a newly sprayed quad, should be cautious as to where it has come from and contact Grampian Police if in doubt."
Just over a week earlier, on January 28, a red and black Honda TRX 420 was stolen from Easterton Farm in Roseisle.
Police believe the culprit in that incident cycled his way to the farm before driving away in the quad, as a white pedal cycle was left behind at the scene.
Officers investigating the Portgordon theft are asking anyone who may have been concerned with a vehicle seen in the area in suspicious circumstances, or with more information to contact them on 0845 600 5 700 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 if you wish to remain anonymous.