Stolen Range Rovers found in container at port
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Tracker, the leading stolen vehicle recovery provider, helped police at Tilbury Port in Essex recover four stolen Range Rovers, using its award-winning tracking technology.
Police were in for a surprise when they opened the 40ft container to discover the four Range Rovers squeezed in like puzzle pieces.
Thanks to the hidden Tracker device on one vehicle, the whole stash of stolen vehicles, valued at more than £250,000, was recovered, before they could be shipped overseas, never to be seen again.
Adrian Davenport, police liaison manager for Tracker, said: “The Port of Tilbury, like other major UK ports, has always been a hotspot that criminals use to get stolen vehicles out of the country in a short period of time. However, according to police, criminal gangs are now also using less familiar ports, such as Grangemouth, in Scotland, Immingham or Killingholme, in east Yorkshire, to ship high-value vehicles out of the country.
“Official figures show 53% of stolen vehicles are never recovered and this case shows us why, as criminals hide the vehicles and ship them.”
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Tracker, which has been reuniting owners with their vehicles for more than 20 years, has just supplied extra police tracking equipment at strategic ports around the UK.
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