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Tracker recovers four Range Rovers from Tilbury container

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Tracker has recently helped police recover four stolen Range Rovers from a container at Tilbury docks.

Police were in for a surprise when they opened the 40 foot container to discover the four Range Rovers squeezed in like puzzle pieces.

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 in a short period of time. However, according to police, criminal gangs are now also using less familiar ports, such as Grangemouth, in Scotland, Immingham or Killingholme, in East Yorkshire, to ship high value vehicles out of the country", said 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."

Davenport added: "We have 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 we will pick it up before it leaves the country."

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