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By Kyle Lindsay
Friday, February 21, 2014 - 09:15

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RECOVERY: Vehicle was worth £70,000

Police recovered a £70,000 stolen Synergy Health vehicle within 90minutes last week – all thanks to it being fitted with a tracking device.

The DAF LF45 12tonne rigid was lifted from Synergy’s Sheffield depot at 3am on February 13, with the thieves not knowing it was fitted with Microlise telematics.

Police recovered the vehicle at 4.30am, 35miles away in Thorpe, near Leeds, with only the stereo and Microlise in-cab Driver Communications Tablet missing.

Synergy Health had installed the trackers across their fleet last November.

Mark Bolton, Divisional Logistics Manager at Synergy Health, said: “The Microlise system has proved itself in locating vehicles on a day to day basis to aid our service to our customer base.

“This latest development has shown that not only does modern technology benefit the operation through reduced MPG and emissions but can also dramatically reduce the financial impact when dealing with vehicle theft.”

Image courtesy of wlodi, with thanks.

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