We were called at 8am Tuesday morning by our customers who own a construction company advising one of their Takeuchi TB235 excavators had been stolen from a work site near Ely. We sent a remote activation signal for the Automatrics MTrack theft recovery tracking unit and the unit connected 30 minutes later. We received a GPS fix showing the machine was located close to three warehouses on land on the B1093 just a few hundred meters North of Manea. The Police and our clients attended the site but the machine could not be seen. Our operational team requested further updates from the GPS and directed officers to a specific building where the machine was discovered inside.


The machine had some panels removed as bandits searched for a hidden tracker device, but the Automatrics unit was not discovered. The stolen excavator was recovered back to the construction owners depot for repair whilst the landowner was questioned by the police who are continuing with their enquiries