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UK-wide thefts of tractor GPS systems

Alert message sent 15/10/2021 10:06:00

Information sent on behalf of Surrey Police


There have been a number of overnight thefts of high value tractor GPS systems from farm and agricultural dealerships across the UK.
 
With values up to £20,000 for a fully licensed system these are in high demand worldwide.
 
Some stolen items have been located in nearby locations such as in ditches or near to roadside furniture, for later collection.
  • If possible, remove GPS systems from tractors and other machinery and store it securely when not in use.
  • Keep tractors and combines with GPS fitted securely locked away and out of sight when possible.
  • Activate PIN security on GPS kit with your own unique number if you have this option.
  • If your system is not PIN enabled, mark your postcode to deter thieves and make it easier for your property to be traced back to you. SelectaDNA is one forensic marking option: www.selectadna.co.uk
  • Photograph your kit and record serial numbers at www.immobilise.com
Message sent by
Georgina Makins (Surrey Police, Office Manager, Waverley)

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