Second Stolen Breaker Attachment Recovered
The National Plant Hire client reported a second breaker stolen from a work-site at 17.30 on Thursday 10th September 2015. The 120KG breaker was protected by the Automatrics MTrack Proactive rechargeable plant tracking device was remotely activated and reported a cell location at 17.47 just south of Stratford but no GPS signal was achieved.
DC James Elliott from the Plant and Agriculture National Intelligence Unit (PANIU) set off to attend the search site with radio signal receiving equipment. The stolen breaker then started to move north to then stop again near Waltham close to the Junction M25 and M11. An Automatrics finder also attended the search area reported by the plant tracker device. Then by conducting a quick radio signal sweep the finder was able to pick up the plant tracking device radio beacon using specialist radio signal finding equipment.
The secret radio signal was emanating from a Nissan Primstar van parked up outside a private residence. The local police were requested to attended the site. The vehicle was seized by Essex Police and taken to a police compound where it could be opened to check the contents for the stolen breaker and forensic checks.The Automatrics MTrack Stolen Vehicle tracking system is the preferred choice for many plant owners as it is especially suited to the higher protection needs of plant equipment.
This unique tracking system has self-powered or vehicle powered options. The advanced three layer location technology enables any vehicle or portable asset to be tracked and recovered even in the most challenging environments. Such as underground car parks, in the back of a van or inside a shipping container.
by Richard Taylor Automatrics Limited Oct 19, 2015