We received a motion alert from a customer’s Takeuchi TB23R excavator at 20.30 Wednesday night. The client was contacted and confirmed his 2.3 ton machine had been stolen from Stratford-upon-Avon. He reported the theft to Warwickshire Police whilst we live tracked the digger theft movements for over two hours. An Automatrics finder was deployed to Dudley to track the radio signal as no accurate GPS was possible. The finder arrived at 2 AM Thursday morning and the machine was located 3 hours later parked in private yard behind a locked fence in Dudley.


West Midlands Police were contacted to attend site to question the land owner and arrange the recovery of the undamaged digger. We later supplied movement reports to DC Julian Crabb at PANIU and West Midlands Police, as it is hoped that CCTV footage can be checked to further help police with their inquiries.