Tracker helps chopper coppers nab car thieves

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More than 19k vehicles worth a total of £423m have been recovered using Tracker devices

South Yorkshire police hit gold when a homing device in a stolen Land Rover led them to a clutch of hot vehicles in the process of being stripped down by thieves.

Police on the trail of a stolen Land Rover tracked the vehicle using the TRACKER signal emitting from the stolen vehicle using the South Yorkshire police helicopter.

Officers on the ground then tracked the vehicle to the driveway of a private house under renovation.

Further searches of the property uncovered two more Land Rovers and a partially stripped Suzuki 650 motorcyle, all stolen.

PC Wood of the South Yorkshire police said: “If it hadn’t been for the TRACKER device fitted to the Land Rover we may well have not found that vehicle or the other stolen vehicles.

“One man has been arrested and our enquiries are on going.”

Published by emmabutcher

Emma has been CAT's editor since January 2008. There isn't much she doesn't know about the aftermarket - and her favourite topic is definitely BER!

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