Recovery Roundup: November 2023

UK Theft Statistics Snapshot

  • Construction Site Crime Wave: 89% of UK tradespeople have experienced theft (NFU Mutual survey).
  • Rising Vehicle Theft: 130,521 motor vehicle thefts in England and Wales in 2022/23 (Statista).
  • Urgent Need for Security: These figures highlight the critical demand for robust security solutions.
  • Protect your assets with TritonTrak’s advanced tracking systems.

Throughout November, as the darker nights of winter set in, the TritonTrak team was tirelessly working to recover a range of stolen vehicles and machinery. Our commitment to safeguarding our clients’ assets using our advanced tracking technology has once again proven invaluable. Here’s a look back at November’s recoveries, showcasing the effectiveness of our PlantProtect systems and vehicle tracking solutions.

Derbyshire Diggers protected by Plant Security

While bonfire night celebrations were in full swing, our team was busy recovering a stolen Bobcat mini excavator. Originally hired from a Derbyshire plant hire company, the excavator was illicitly transported from Chesterfield to a yard in Burnley. Despite the removal of its hard-wired tracking unit, our micro battery-powered asset tracking system came to the rescue, leading to its recovery from a container in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. The relief was immense for our client, as the equipment was valued at approximately £10,000.

Fleet Tracking finds Vanishing Van in Normanton

A routine evening turned distressing for one of our Leeds-based civil engineering clients when their Ford Transit Custom van was stolen in Normanton, West Yorkshire. Our real-time tracking system swiftly located the van hidden in Bentley, Doncaster. The prompt recovery, with minimal damage, saved our customer an estimated £20,000.

Mercedes Mystery Solved in Staffordshire

The theft of a luxurious Mercedes X-Class Pick-Up from Burton-on-Trent left our West Midlands-based construction client in dismay. The vehicle, valued at around £30,000, was a target due to its keyless entry system. Our diligent tracking led to its location in a car park at Huddlesford, near Lichfield, Staffordshire. This recovery not only brought relief but also emphasised the necessity of robust vehicle security.

Doncaster Discovery – A Multitude of Machinery

A late-night recovery operation led to a significant haul. A Mecalac dumper, stolen from Sheffield, was tracked to a site near Doncaster. The operation, aided by NCATT and South Yorkshire Police, not only recovered the dumper but also a JCB dumper, a van, a trailer, and a micro excavator, all reported stolen and in the midst of being resprayed for sale.

Ending November in Hatfield Heath

Our team’s perseverance continued, with the recovery of a Yanmar C30R-2 tracked dumper, stolen from Hatfield Heath. Located at a site in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, this recovery marked the end of a month filled with successful retrievals across the UK, including excavators, dumpers, attachments, and more.

November has been a testament to the effectiveness and reliability of TritonTrak’s systems in protecting and recovering our customers’ valuable assets. Our dedicated team’s round-the-clock efforts have not only returned stolen property but also provided peace of mind and security to our clients. We take pride in our outstanding service and the crucial role our technology plays in deterring theft and safeguarding investments.

Don’t let theft disrupt your business. Protect your vehicles and machinery with TritonTrak’s cutting-edge tracking solutions. Get in touch today to learn more about our PlantProtect systems and ensure your assets are monitored, secure, and recoverable.

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