03-Feb-2020

Automatrics received a tracking alarm signal from this £65K Range Rover whilst it was on hire over the weekend. We contacted the customer who spoke to the hirer and was told and thus assumed all was OK. However we continued to watch the vehicles movements for the next hours and they failed to follow the route information that the hirer had given. We contacted our customer again and based on this new information and that the hirer was no longer answering his calls the car was reported stolen to the Metropolitan Police. 

 

Automatrics dispatched a finding team to locate and immobilise the car at 4am by letting a tyre down. The vehicle had interior panels removed where bandits had been searching for a tracker device. The car was parked in a disused business area close to Ilford train station. More personnel arrived to secure the car and the tyre was inflated to drive back to the hire car company. No police attended.