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TRACKER Helps Police Reunite Couple With Their Stolen Motorhome Worth £60,000

Date: 20 July 2017

When burglars ransacked the Nottinghamshire home of Mr and Mrs Twigg, they did more than make off with a valuable Mercedes Sprinter motorhome worth around £60,000; they took a cherished home-away-from-home. Fortunately, the vehicle was fitted with award-winning technology from TRACKER, the stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) expert, which led police straight to the location of the motorhome.

Mr and Mrs Twigg had gone out for the afternoon and returned only a few hours later to find that their precious motorhome was missing from the driveway. Once inside their house, they discovered that it had been trashed by the burglars, who took the vehicle using the keys. After calling the police, the TRACKER device was activated and the signal was able to lead police to a stretch of waste ground 15 miles away from the Twigg’s address where the motorhome was recovered.

“It was very distressing to come back and find that not only had our home been ransacked, but our motorhome had been stolen from the driveway,” explains Mrs Twigg. “Being an elderly couple we were extremely glad that neither of us was in the house when the burglary was taking place, but that doesn’t make the situation any less shocking. My husband and I were due to travel to Bath in the motorhome ahead of an important hospital appointment and enjoy a few days away. This whole incident now means that we have the added stress of having to put our travels on hold.

“We are very grateful for all of the assistance that we received from the team at TRACKER and the police who were able to find our motorhome in record time. It is almost brand new, so we were very worried that it was gone for good and that would mean the end of our breaks away.  We would recommend that anybody looking to get a motorhome to enjoy some more of the UK countryside, get the vehicle fitted with a TRACKER device before it is too late.”

Andy Barrs, Head of Police Liaison at TRACKER (part of Tantalum Group), comments, “We’re in the middle of the caravan season, which means thieves are on the lookout for easy pickings. Mr and Mrs Twigg found out the hard way that criminals take any opportunity they can, breaking into homes to seize keys and then drive off with a valued holiday home. Fortunately, they had the foresight to request TRACKER Locate when they received delivery of their brand new motorhome and it made all the difference in helping police recover the stolen van.

“Once again TRACKER’s relationship with UK police forces paid off and the Twiggs were reunited with their motorhome, but too many get away. We urge caravan enthusiasts to focus on security and close the net on thieves. Although a TRACKER device won’t stop a caravan being stolen it does significantly increase the chances of police locating and recovering it, which could even lead to the successful arrests of the culprits.”

Unlike other devices, TRACKER’s unique technology can locate stolen vehicles anywhere, even when they are hidden in a garage or shipping container. TRACKER has been reuniting caravan lovers with their vehicles for nearly 25 years, and it’s this expertise which makes TRACKER the leader in stolen vehicle recovery. 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.

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