RCMP advise farmers to take theft precaution steps this fall

RCMP in Saskatchewan have issued a warning to farmers about theft of valuable farm equipment this fall.

This summer, RCMP in Saskatchewan had reports of thefts of agriculture-related items in rural areas costing farmers thousands of dollars.

Police say the necessary storing of farm equipment in the fall can also create opportunities for thefts.

Police have issued a list of recommendations to farmers.

These recommendations include removing all portable items like tools, GPS systems and radios from inside machinery, as these are very attractive to thieves.

Police say if they can’t be removed, record serial numbers and mark them so they can be identified if stolen and recovered.

Farmers are advised to move all equipment indoors or store in a well-lit area visible from the house but out of sight of main roads.

Police also suggest motion sensor security lights or timer lights and keep an inventory with serial numbers, makes, models and pictures.

Also, report the thefts immediately.


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