Tracker leads to arrests
Tracker, the stolen vehicle recovery experts, has helped lead police to three ‘chop shops’ across England, each as part of separate investigations.
In Northamptonshire, Police recovered a clutch of stolen vehicles and made two arrests. In the same week, police in Essex found over £340,000 worth of cars and parts, resulting in five arrests, whilst in the West Midlands Tracker helped officers recover 13 vehicles, lifting the lid on another organised crime operation.
Sergeant Sam Dobbs of Northamptonshire Police led the investigation into a stolen Land Rover Defender, which was reported by a member of the public. Fitted with a Tracker device, police traced the signal to a farm in Daventry, where four stolen vehicles were found and two arrests were made.
Sergeant Sam Dobbs explained, ‘Thanks to the Tracker signal, we found a stash of stolen vehicles at a farm in the heart of the Daventry district, which were connected to an organised crime incident. Our officers discovered four high value vehicles being dismantled, presumably for parts and more property, suspected to be stolen, which is part of an ongoing investigation. So far we have identified two vehicles from Leicestershire, one from the London area and one from the Hull area – all were reported as stolen.’
Andy Barrs, head of police liaison at Tracker explained, ‘Once again, Tracker’s close relationship with police forces across the UK is helping to catch the criminals red handed. Over one week we helped police forces across England locate crack criminal hideouts wide open, resulting in seven arrests.’
Tracker is part of the Tantalum Corporation.