Range Rover worth almost £100,000 recovered from shipping container using tracking device

Car theft: New technology 'makes it easier' says expert

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The expensive model was first reported stolen from Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire. However, Essex Police found the car at a shipping container depot in Stanford-le Hope.

The model was recovered from the site in Essex in under 17 hours after using the high-tech tracking tools.

Two other Range Rover Sport models were also recovered from the site.

Overall, an estimated £200,000 worth of vehicles were thought to be recovered at the scene.

Clive Wain, Head of Police Liaison for Tracker warned Land Rover and Range Rover cars were among the most recovered cars last year.

He said these models are “being targeted by criminal gangs” with issues only getting worse in recent months.

Mr Wain went on to explain how the tracker tool played a pivotal role in recovering the vehicles.

He said: “High-end Land Rover and Range Rover cars account for 44 percent of all stolen vehicles recovered in 2021, clearly demonstrating these prestige vehicles are being targeted by criminal gangs.

“The impact of Covid, car parts shortage and availability of new and used cars has only exacerbated the issue in recent months.

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“It is therefore not surprising to see that these cars were found at a shipping container depot, as there is a clear demand for these models in territories like Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia.

“The fact that the Range Rover was hidden in a metal haulage container demonstrates the effectiveness of our VHF technology capability.

“If the tracking unit just had GPS capability, then the tracking device would not have been able to continue to provide a signal from within the container, therefore stopping any external tracking communication.

“Thankfully that wasn’t the case here, our unique technology and formal collaboration with the police meant the car was recovered swiftly.

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