We received an Automatrics MTrack power loss alert from a JCB Airmaster at 8pm midway between Cardiff and Port Talbot. The GPS location looked suspect so we checked the GPS positional reports to see that it moved at 18.30 from a street location. This customer normally finishes work at 5pm so it all looked unusual. We called the alert into the customer and asked them to check it out. After two hours we heard back from the customer confirming the machine had been stolen.


We co-ordinated with a police inspector from South Wales HQ to have a group of police officers attend the GPS recovery location to find the machine at 4 am parked near on a siding of a rural lane. Police were instructed to recover the machine for forensic checks.