Thieves Target Construction And Agricultural Machinery
17th April 2012
Police are being urged to respond to the growing number of thieves using GPS jammers to target construction, plant and agricultural businesses to the value of £1.5million a week.
Supporting the Lancashire Constabulary Agricultural Crime Conference, Stolen vehicle recovery experts TRACKER have highlighted how organised criminal groups are employing new tactics to outwit police as they steal equipment and vehicles to order.
Historically the perpetrators have been importing cheap GPS jammers from overseas, and using them to steal cars and 4x4s, but are now branching out to take advantage of the growing demand for plant. Alarming new figures from NFU Mutual estimate that approximately £1.5million of construction and agricultural machinery is stolen every week in the UK. TRACKER believes that GPS jamming is playing a significant role in supporting this unlawful activity.