Nine items of stolen plant recovered from steel container

By |September 28th, 2017|Theft Recovery|

This recovery concerns nine items of stolen plant, of which only two, a Stihl cut-off saw and a Wacker Neuson petrol powered breaker, were fitted with the compact, tough, self-contained CanTrack Asset. The nine items were stolen from a hire company’s premises in a burglary in the Thames Valley Police area. After the selection of [...]

PANIU report equipment theft up in the second quarter

By |September 25th, 2017|News|

The Metropolitan Police’s PANIU team report equipment theft up by 3.5% in the second quarter of the year, over the first, with a total of 540 pieces of equipment stolen. Mini-excavators, site-dumpers, tandem rollers and tractors were the most commonly stolen items. JCB, Kubota, John Deere and Takeuchi machines head the list of stolen equipment. [...]

CanTrack announced as a new donor to the Met Police’s PANIU

By |September 22nd, 2017|News|

CanTrack Global is delighted to become a new donor to PANIU, as it is a shining example of a public/private partnership in action. PANIU is a dedicated response to the problems of plant theft and without PANIU’s efforts the impact of professional and opportunistic crime would be more keenly felt. We want to express our [...]

CanTrack feature on the BBC’s Thief Tracker programme

By |September 13th, 2017|News|

The BBC's popular programme Thief Trackers is back on screen for a third series (BBC1 11.45). CanTrack featured prominently in the second episode broadcast on September 5th, and available on iPlayer here. CanTrack's investigator John Mussett and MD Peter Thompson are interviewed on screen describing how the compact self-contained Asset tracker facilitated the recovery two [...]

Stolen Transit recovered in London in under 12 hours!

By |September 12th, 2017|Theft Recovery|

This recovery, in under 12 hours, kicked off with a routine report of a stolen van from Grove Park, London. The van, belonging to a rental company, was fitted with a hidden compact, self-contained Asset unit. Within a couple of hours of the reported theft the unit went ‘live’ showing its location as being in [...]

MB Sprinter stolen AND recovered TWICE in a month!

By |September 12th, 2017|Theft Recovery|

A Mercedes Sprinter van has been stolen and recovered twice by CanTrack in the past month! The second theft of the Mercedes Sprinter van was from Welwyn Garden City. The CanTrack Asset unit, still in the van after the first theft and recovery, reported its location not far from the scene of the theft. CanTrack [...]

Stolen compressor recovered with Greater Manchester Police support

By |September 8th, 2017|Theft Recovery|

This recovery started with a call from a leading plant hirer, and long-time CanTrack customer, reporting the theft of an Atlas Copco HAX237 mobile-compressor. The machine was stolen from a customer’s site in Bolton, Greater Manchester in the early evening. A white van had been recorded on CCTV towing the machine away. However, the theft [...]

Stolen Stihl saw recovered in Swindon

By |September 5th, 2017|Theft Recovery|

This recovery started with a report of a stolen Stihl saw, which was removed from a van parked on the driveway of a construction workers home in South Swindon. The van had been broken into and the saw taken. Fortunately, the Stihl was fitted with a compact, self-contained Cantrack Asset. As soon as the report [...]

CanTrack’s investigations team foil ‘white van man’ and recover stolen JCB.

By |September 2nd, 2017|Theft Recovery|

This report is an almost ‘text-book’ recovery of a stolen piece of compact construction equipment by professional thieves to their favoured process. Steal a van. Steal a machine. Leave it for a ‘cooling-off period. And wait and see what happens! As is often the case CanTrack's investigations team foiled the plot! The recovery process started [...]