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Stolen fleet Range Rover recovered thanks to TRACKER

Neil Johnstone, who owns an electronic cable manufacturing business based in Wigan, Manchester, had his car keys stolen when thieves entered his home whilst he was watching TV. Luckily the vehicle was fitted with a TRACKER so police were able to track the vehicle down and return it.

Johnstone said: “I thought that my car would be safe as it was parked on my driveway right outside my house. Luckily the police were able to track down my Range Rover and return it to me with some minor damages, but things could have been much worse. I would highly recommend a tracking device to friends and family, so much so that I have since had one fitted to my wife’s car. If it had been her vehicle stolen and not mine, I seriously doubt we’d have had such success in recovering it.”

Steve Houghton, police liaison manager at TRACKER, commented: “Our close working relationship with the UK police forces means we are able to close the net on thieves who target high value vehicles and, as in Mr Johnstone’s case, this can happen very quickly. Our unique combination of GSM, VHF and GPS technology means we can help police locate vehicles, even if they are hidden underground, in a garage or a shipping container.

“Mr Johnstone is very lucky that he installed a tracking device on his Range Rover. Though a device may not stop your vehicle being stolen in the first instance, it does increase the chances of police recovering and returning the vehicle to its owner.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.