Combined Industry Theft Solutions


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March 2019


Cheshire recovery

Whilst Datatag's Police Liaison Managers Nick Mayell and Vince Wise were hosting a Plant Identification Training Seminar in Newcastle, Datatag's 24/7 Contact Centre received a call from a prospective buyer of a JCB roller and a Thwaites dumper, concerned that the price was just too good to be true.

Both machines were CESAR marked and registered, making it easy to trace them on the registration database, this simple search revealed both had been reported as stolen.

Both machines were located along with a washing plant mounted on an Ifor Williams trailer which belonged to a company in Gloucester. All the items found on the CESAR database were flagged as stolen from the West Midlands area six weeks earlier.


Quick trailer recovery

Whilst attending a Security Event at a cattle market in Hereford, Datatag's Nick Mayell took the opportunity to take a quick walk around the car park and check the trailers which were parked up.

It wasn't a surprise for him that in less than ten minutes he had identified, from tell tail signs, a suspect Ifor Williams cattle trailer. No need to call the police as they were already on the scene as part of the event so the offending trailer was, much to the owner's dismay, seized.

Nick's extensive knowledge of vehicle identification recovery techniques subsequently ensured that the trailer was correctly identified and the true owner contacted. Red Star Equity Insurance were more than happy with this recovery as they held title having paid out on the claim for the theft several years ago.