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Quad bike thieves stopped in tracks by Dorset Police

7th December 2009 Print

When thieves stole a quad bike from the Amesbury area of Wiltshire, they thought it was an easy target, but Dorset Police thwarted their plans thanks to TRACKER, UK stolen vehicle recovery company. With the aid of the Dorset Police helicopter, TRACKER technology was used by Police,to locate the stolen quad bike and found seven other bikes stashed by thieves.

Sergeant Tony Burden of the Dorset Police Traffic Unit, says, “I’m really pleased we were able to recover the stolen vehicles. Three out of the five bikes that were seized have now been identified as stolen; the other two we are still investigating. Thanks to the fitting of TRACKER’s detection equipment in our vehicles and the police helicopter, as well as the tracking device fitted to the stolen vehicles, we were able to recover the quad bikes quickly and reunite them with their rightful owners.”

“This is another great result for TRACKER, highlighting the power of our tracking devices and the value of our relationship with the police” explains Martin Forro, Motorcycle Sales Manager for TRACKER. “As well as the Wiltshire quad, another one from Salisbury was recovered, which was reported stolen in 2008. The third was stolen from West Mercia Police Force area, sometime between July and October 2009.”

TRACKER stolen vehicle recovery systems work like an electronic homing device. A covert transmitter is hidden in one of several dozen places around the vehicle. There is no visible aerial, so the thief won’t even know it’s there. Unlike other tracking systems, the device works even if the vehicle is hidden in a garage or taken abroad, offering car owners the ultimate in peace of mind should the worst happen.

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