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Stolen BMW X3 recovered within hours

21st September 2010 Print

The theft of two cars from a home in Surrey lead to the recovery of four vehicles and the arrest of two criminals thanks to TRACKER, the UK’s leading stolen vehicle Recovery Company. TRACKER’s state-of-the-art tracking security technology, led Thames Valley Police to the location of a stolen BMW X3, where three other stolen vehicles were recovered.

Car thieves burgled a house near Staines, in Surrey and having stolen the keys of two vehicles, drove off with them. One vehicle was recovered quickly, but the BMW X3 was still missing. Luckily for the owners, the BMW had a TRACKER stolen vehicle recovery unit fitted, which was activated. Unbeknown to the thieves, the unit was transmitting a silent signal, which police officers used to track the vehicle to Buckinghamshire.

Within a few hours of activating the TRACKER device, the vehicle was in the hands of the police. The officers also found another three vehicles, which had been stolen from surrey and arrested two suspects.

Adrian Davenport, Police Liaison Manager, South of England & Wales for TRACKER says, “This is a fantastic result and illustrates the power of TRACKER’s relationship with police forces across the UK. Without the TRACKER device, none of those vehicles may have been found and the gang of thieves could still be operating in Surrey.

“This case highlights the danger of car key theft. The car owner was lucky this time, but we urge motorists to look after their car keys at all times, even at home. Don’t leave them on display, such as a bowl or hook by the door, as this makes it too tempting for thieves to break in and drive off into the sunset with your car. In addition, investing in a tracking device really does provide that extra level of security.”

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 shipping container, offering car owners the ultimate in peace of mind should the worst happen.