Our customer reported his scooter stolen for the second time, we first recovered it four months ago. The Automatrics tracking unit reported a location in North London. We received GPS positions within buildings so we deployed a radio signal finder to pinpoint which building.

The cat and mouse search operation was captured as it happened by a BBC camera crew. Once the desirable 350 Piaggio scooter stopped moving we closed in to find it in an alleyway within a restricted residents compound in Islington.  The Met police gained access to the restricted area and located the bike. A specialist team arrived to do a forensic lift of the scooter back to a secure police compound. BBC Thief Trackers will broadcast in October 2017... but you can view our video log now