Thieves are targeting rural locations in Angus and Perth & Kinross, Police Scotland have warned.
The force are asking those at risk in rural communities to review crime prevention advice specifically written to help reduce crime outside of towns and cities.
The warning comes after the latest theft of a Honda quad bike from a farm at Aberlemno near Forfar, sometime between 9pm on November 27 and 10:30am on November 28.
A police spokesman said: “This is the latest in a number of thefts from rural locations in Angus and Perth & Kinross over the past few weeks.
“The red Honda 350 carried the registration plate SP51 KTL when taken. It appears that a small van or similar vehicle was used to transport the quad bike away from the farm.
“If you have any information that could assist our enquiries, please call 101 or speak with any police officer. Also, information can be given anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Our reference is incident 1212 of November 28.”
Crime prevention information is available specifically for rural locations.
The latest advice follows a warning from Angus area commander Chief Inspector Wayne Morrison that some farmers are failing to heed crime warnings.
He said valuable equipment was often left lying in fields because farmers didn’t expect criminals to come looking for it.
He said: “It’s still a little bit infuriating some people are not listening to the message that crime can happen in any place, specifically in rural areas because we campaign all the time.
“There’s a lot more to do to get that crime prevention message across, but often people need to help themselves as well.”