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Tracking technology helps recover £50k Land Rover Discovery 4

The TRACKER device on the Land Rover was activated when the driver noticed his vehicle had been taken, which alerted police nearly 100 miles away in Suffolk to its signal. Less than two days after the activation, police traced the stolen vehicle to the port of Felixstowe and were able to pin point the exact container that the Land Rover was stored in and also uncovered three Mercedes-Benz cars that had also been stolen but would not have been found otherwise.

Adrian Davenport, police liaison officer for TRACKER, said, “This was a fantastic case where we were able to help police not only find the customer’s car but also prevent the theft of other prestige vehicles. This was a high value car being taken from outside the owner’s home without the need for the keys. Luckily for the customer his Land Rover Discovery was fitted with a TRACKER, and with our unique technology we were able to help police locate his vehicle and others, even though they were hidden in a shipping container. 

“Our close working relationship with UK police forces saved the day, as we continue to help stop criminals in their tracks. Whilst a tracking device won’t stop a car being stolen, it does increase the chances of police recovering and returning the vehicle to its owner. The three Mercedes-Benz vehicles would not have been found had it not been for our tracking technology.”

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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.