7 recovered! A win for the good guys! 

At the end of September one straight forward recovery led to a big haul, as our Repatriations Team alongside the police discovered 7 stolen vehicles at the same location! 

Alicia from our Stolen Vehicle Recovery Team at our Global Telemetrics Secure Control Centre was alerted to the theft of an Alfa Romeo Giulia V6 BiTurbo at the start of her shift. After discussing and confirming with the owner, a crime reference number was given and the hunt was on! 

In the event of a theft of an asset the following process will occur: 

  1. The customer will report their vehicle stolen on our dedicated theft line. Global Telemetrics will ring the customer to make them aware of one of the alerts that our system generates (vehicle moving without ignition, battery disconnected, Driver Detection not present)
  2. If not already obtained, customer will be advised to ring the police and obtain a crime reference number
  3. Global Telemetrics work with our agents who work alongside the police to secure your asset. Upon a receipt of crime reference number, agents will attend the location of your vehicle
  4. As a safety precaution, upon notifying Global Telemetrics of a theft, access to your tracking data is temporarily disabled. We will keep the owner informed of any updates so they can rest assured everything is in hand. Global Telemetrics will not provide customers with an exact location of the asset to avoid an unintentional endangerment to life
  5. When the vehicle is secured, Global Telemetrics will call the customer to confirm that the vehicle is safe
  6. The police will arrange with the customer collection of the vehicle either from its location or after recovery and forensic examination 

Interestingly, the Alfa was stolen from a location in Hampshire but the location the tracker was pointing to was a residential address in Birmingham, armed with this information the Repatriations Team and the police headed to the property. 

A polite knock at the door gained no response but with a warrant in hand, upon entry not only the Alfa was to be found but also 6 other cars on cloned plates, including another Alfa Romeo, a Range Rover and an Abarth.

Thanks to the SmarTrack device installed in the Alfa Romeo, three persons of interest were arrested and now under investigation and seven owners were able to be reunited with their vehicles. We can safely conclude this recovery is a win for the good guys! 

With almost 300 cars stolen per day in the UK not everyone is as lucky as the 7 owners of the cars found in this recovery. To maximise your chances of being one of the lucky ones and prevent against theft in the first place, visit our website https://smartrack.uk.net or give us a call on: 0800 279 6401 or email via: sales@smartrack.uk.net

You can also find all of our social media channels here: https://linktr.ee/globaltelemetrics 

13 Mar: February 2023 Recovery Highlights – £2.5m Recovered

This February, Global Telemetrics recovered £2.5m worth of vehicles. This is £500k more than February of 2022, and £800k more than February of 2021, highlighting the continuing rising trend in vehicle theft across the UK.

We remain on course to hit our projected recovery total of over £40m worth of vehicles by year-end 2023, compared with £38.6m worth of vehicles recovered in 2022.

28 Feb: Is your Motorhome a target to thieves

Staycations are becoming ever-popular, and with spring around the corner, motorhomes and caravans across the country will soon be out on the roads again. Whilst these home-from-homes continue to gain demand, it will unfortunately lead to a likely rise in stolen vehicles.

In 2022, Global Telemetrics were responsible for the recovery of £38.6m worth of vehicles. Fiat Ducato motorhomes were the 3rd highest recovered vehicle of the year, making up for over £1m of recoveries. Other motorhome and Caravan brands such as Auto-Trail, Bailey and Adria also appeared on the list, accounting for almost £800k of recoveries.

20 Feb: January 2023 Recovery Highlights – £3.4m Recovered

Global Telemetrics has had a kick start to the year, with £3.4m worth of vehicles recovered during January alone. 

At this rate, we are projected to recover over £40m worth of vehicles by year-end 2023, compared with the £38.6m worth of vehicles we recovered in 2022.