How many Range Rovers can a thief fit in a container?
By Kyle Linsay
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 09:44
Unsure if the Tetris music was playing when thieves filled this container
If you answered four you’re correct
TRACKER, the leading stolen vehicle recovery provider, recently helped police at Tilbury Port recover four stolen Range Rovers using its award-winning tracking technology. Police were in for a surprise when they opened the 40ft container to discover the four Range Rovers squeezed in like a game of Tetris. Thanks to the hidden TRACKER device on one of the vehicles, the whole stash of stolen vehicles – valued in excess of £250,000 – was recovered before they could be shipped overseas never to be seen again.
“The Port of Tilbury, like other major UK ports, has always been a hotspot that criminals use to get stolen vehicles out of the country quickly. However, according to police, criminal gangs are now also using less familiar ports such as Grangemouth in Scotland and Killingholme in Lincolnshire to ship high value vehicles out of the country,” explained Adrian Davenport, Police Liaison Manager for TRACKER. “Official figures show 53% of stolen vehicles are never recovered and this case shows us why, as criminals hide the vehicles and ship them.”
Thanks to their close working relationship with the Police, TRACKER can help them locate a stolen vehicle no matter its location – whether it’s underground, a garage or in a shipping container. In addition, TRACKER has just supplied additional Police Tracking equipment at strategic ports around the UK, so if a customer’s brand new Range Rover Sport ends up dockside, there is an even greater chance it will be picked up before it leaves the country.