Articles tagged with: bobcat

20 December 2019

All I want for Christmas is... my Range Rover back!

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Stolen Range Rover recovered just in time for Christmas!

All I want for Christmas is... my Range Rover back!

The final countdown to Christmas has officially begun... with gifts stacked under the tree and Christmas shopping loaded in car boots, the festive period can be a prevalent time for thieves to strike.

When it comes to security, you could be forgiven for focusing solely on your home at Christmas time. But it's important not to neglect your car during the festive period. Extra vigilance is required to keep your vehicle secure at Christmas...
 

15 November 2019

Bobcat Mini Excavator - Stolen / Recovered!

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Stolen Bobcat Mini Excavator Recovered in Nottinghamshire

Bobcat Mini Excavator - Stolen / Recovered!

UK construction sites are increasingly being targeted by thieves who recognise the financial value of plant machinery.

Smaller items of plant equipment such as mini excavators and generators are often stolen from contract sites outside of working hours or whilst being hired out. Consequently, many plant hire firms are now investing in additional security measures such as on-site cameras, perimeter fences and tracking devices to keep their vehicles safe from theft.

17 January 2017

Sure-Track recovers a Bobcat Excavator within Four Hours

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Sure-Track's latest recoveries

Sure-Track recovers a Bobcat Excavator within Four Hours

A recent survey carried out by the insurer Allianz Cornhill has revealed that more than £70M worth of construction and plant machinery was stolen from sites across the UK in 2016. It estimates that the UK construction industry is now losing over £800 million a year when other costs associated with plant theft are taken into account.

Thieves are attracted to plant machinery because of the generally very low recovery rates (less than 10%) compared with motor vehicles (55-60%). This is because plant machinery has few identifying marks that can be easily seen and lack of registration documents mean it is difficult for the police to identify stolen plant and return it to the owner.