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    Combined Industries Theft Solutions

May 2024

KENT POLICE BUST TOOL THEFT RING

Thanks to a single power tool fitted with a tracking device, police have made seven arrests made and recovered more than 1,000 items in Kent.

A repeated victim of tool theft decided to attach trackers to his tools. When a drill went missing, he persuaded the police to act.

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April 2024

URGENT SECURITY WARNING AS NINE IN TEN TRADESPEOPLE SUFFER THEFT
  • Tradespeople given advice to step up security after spate of construction thefts
  • Almost nine in 10 (89%) tradespeople have been victims of theft, NFU Mutual study finds
  • Security measures urged with thefts from vehicles a common theme in the industry
  • Advice comes as Equipment Theft (Prevention) Bill makes progress  

An insurer of tradespeople has issued key advice following a recent rise in construction site thefts. 

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April 2024

SKILL BUILDER CHANNEL VIDEO - TACKLING TOOL THEFT - SURPRISING REVELATION FROM THE POLICE

Roger Bisby of Skill Builder YouTube Channels has a chat with Police Superintendent Andrew Huddleston about tool theft.

Andrew is Head of the National Rural Crime Unit / National Construction Agriculture Theft Team and NPCC lead: Theft of Construction & Agri Machinery.

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March 2024

CITS POLICE TRAINING ACHIEVES SUCCESS

Kent police officers who attended last month’s CITS organised CESAR police training day, proved it useful, when they raided a property in Medway, Kent, yesterday.

From that visit, they recovered a stolen JCB – which type (excavator/telehandler/etc.) – taken in 2019, and an IFOR Williams trailer.

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March 2024

NCATT AND AUTOMATRICS RECOVERS STOLEN DUMPER AND SPRINTER

In an on-going investigation by NaVCIS, NCATT, and Opal police units, a lorry was stopped whilst exiting the UK via Harwich on Monday 11th March, and found to contain 8 stolen machines.

The machines - with a combined value of £100,000 - had been stolen from North and South Yorkshire.

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March 2024

NCATT AND AUTOMATRICS RECOVERS STOLEN DUMPER AND SPRINTER

The National Construction and Agricultural Theft Team (NCATT), were contacted by security provider Automatrics, with regards to a theft alert in Rochdale.

NCATT swiftly attended the site and a Mercedes Sprinter on false plates was found together with a 1-tonne Dumper in the back. Both had been stolen from Greater Manchester on two separate occasions earlier this year. A number of other fake number plates were also found within the vehicle.

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February 2024

POLICE AND INDUSTRY WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP TO COMBAT CRIME

The Combined Industry Theft Solutions (CITS) group, in partnership with police and partners, held a successful police training event at Kent police College in Maidstone.

On February 26th, the first CITS police training event of 2024, took place in conjunction with the National Construction and Agricultural theft team (NCATT), Police liaison officers of the official CESAR Scheme, representatives of Secure By Design (SBD), NFU Mutual, Leica, Clancy’s, Hitachi and support from Leica and FM Conway.

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January 2024

LATEST NEWS FROM NCATT

NCATT Success - The National Construction and Agricultural Theft Team (NCATT), together with Essex Police’s Rural Engagement Team arrested one suspect for theft and handling of stolen plant last month.

NCATT Make 8 arrests - NCATT - National Construction and Agricultural Theft Team have had a busy first two weeks of 2024.

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January 2024

CITS POLICE TRAINING EVENTS - 593 OFFICERS TRAINED WITHIN THE LAST 12 MONTHS

Two men have been jailed for their role in a series of high-value farm equipment thefts, following extensive investigations by Humberside Police and North Yorkshire Police. Tomas Staukauskas, 32, from Hull and Mantas Palionis, 31, also from Hull, were sentenced on Tuesday (21 November) at Hull Crown Court, having previously pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods and going equipped for theft.

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December 2023

JAIL SENTENCES FOR TWO MEN INVOLVED IN THEFT OF 45 GPS KIT

Two men have been jailed for their role in a series of high-value farm equipment thefts, following extensive investigations by Humberside Police and North Yorkshire Police. Tomas Staukauskas, 32, from Hull and Mantas Palionis, 31, also from Hull, were sentenced on Tuesday (21 November) at Hull Crown Court, having previously pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods and going equipped for theft.

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December 2023

LATEST SOCIAL NEWS FROM NCATT

Latest social media news from the National Construction & Agriculture Theft Team.

Features: Recovery of Remotely Controlled Excvator / Recovery of ATV in Coventry Area / Recovery of Honda ATV in ThamesVP Area / Recovery of 2 Stolen Agri ATVs

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November 2023

POLICE SCOTLAND TRAINING EVENT HAILED A SUCCESS!

A CITS organised police training day, highlighting  latest rural crime trends took place yesterday (November 21st) in Scotland, at Lanark Auction House.

The event, which was opened by Supt. Andrew Huddleston from Northumbria Police, provided over 70 Police Scotland officers with opportunities to learn about latest crime trends and security measures and included presentations from security experts, including DC Chris Piggott, the UK’s international police liaison officer, Bob Henderson, Head of Engineering at NFU Mutual and representatives from the CESAR Scheme, the official Home Office machinery marking system.

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November 2023

CITS POLICE TRAINING - A PROVEN SUCCESS

An officer who attended last week’s CITS police training event in Lanark, Scotland was instrumental in recovering two All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) stolen from North Berwick.

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November 2023

NFU MUTUAL NEWS - TRAINING DAY ORGANISED TO HELP SCOTLAND’S POLICE FIGHT RURAL CRIME

A police training day spotlighting rural crime trends and security system developments is being held at Lanark Auction House on November 21.

The event is being organised by the Combined Industries Theft Solutions forum (CITS), an organisation dedicated to reducing the effects of crime on the construction industry and the farming communities.

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November 2023

TRAINING DAY ORGANISED TO HELP SCOTLAND’S POLICE FIGHT RURAL CRIME

A police training day spotlighting rural crime trends and security system developments is being held at Lanark Auction House on November 21.

The event is being organised by the Combined Industries Theft Solutions forum (CITS), an organisation dedicated to reducing the effects of crime on the construction industry and the farming communities.

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September 2023

POLICE AND INDUSTRY WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP TO COMBAT CRIME

NCATT - National Construction and Agricultural Theft Team - together with Thames Valley Police’s Rural Crime Team, recovered a stolen Kubota mini-excavator and pecker/breaker within two hours of being informed of the theft by the owners, Gap Group.

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September 2023

NCATT RECOVERS STOLEN KUBOTA MINI-EXCAVATOR!

NCATT - National Construction and Agricultural Theft Team - together with Thames Valley Police’s Rural Crime Team, recovered a stolen Kubota mini-excavator and pecker/breaker within two hours of being informed of the theft by the owners, Gap Group.

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September 2023

NCATT AND NaVCIS AID IN RECOVERY OF HONDA QUAD BIKE IN BULGARIA

CITS partners NCATT and NaVCIS were instrumental in locating this Honda Quad Bike in Bulgaria, which had been stolen two weeks ago from Hampshire. It is valued at approximately £6,000.

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September 2023

NCATT AND WARWICKSHIRE POLICE RECOVERS £350,000 MACHINERY

From information received, CITS partner NCATT – National Construction and Agricultural Theft Team, together with the Warwickshire Rural Crime team, recovered £350,000 of stolen and fraudulently hired machinery from a South Warwickshire property on September 5th.

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September 2023

NCATT RECOVERS £150,000 TRACTOR

From intelligence received from a CITS member, NCATT – National Construction and Agricultural Theft Team – this week recovered a ’23-plate New Holland T6 Tractor with front and rear attachments. 

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September 2023

NCATT RECOVERS £25,000 TELEHANDLER

CITS partners NCATT – National Construction and Agricultural Theft Team – on Monday 4th September recovered this 2018 stolen Manitou MT632 from a location in Hertfordshire. 

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July 2023

NCATT ASSISTS IN RECOVERED STOLEN DUMPER

NCATT - the specialist police unit and CITS member – assisted Essex Police with the recovery of a stolen dumper, which had been cloned.

The 2021 machine – valued at £15,000 - was stolen a fortnight ago from Essex.

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July 2023

£95K WORTH OF MACHINES RECOVERED!

This week two NCATT officers, examined and recovered two machines.

Both machines were identified as stolen, the first from Merseyside and the other from Cheshire.

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July 2023

BEWARE - RECENT TREND IN FUEL THEFT!

The amount of fuel thefts being reported across the UK shows no sign of decreasing, despite the price of fuel coming down in the last few months. On site generators, fuel bowsers, parked HGV’s and construction plant are still regularly targeted for fuel.

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July 2023

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL CITS POLICE TRAINING EVENT HOSTED AT LEICA GEOSYSTEMS IN MILTON KEYNES

Yesterday (28.06.23) saw another successful police training event held at the impressive Leica Geosystem training centre in Milton Keynes, with key involvement from the National Construction and Agricultural Theft Team (NCATT), CESAR, and Hitachi construction.

Over 70 officers attended the full day's training, which offered practical tips on identifying stolen plant, including demonstrations on stolen construction and agricultural machinery identification from DC Chris Piggott of NCATT, and Police Liaison officer Vincent Laine from CESAR, as well as rogue equipment movements and common tricks used by criminals to target industry.

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June 2023

CONSTRUCTION ENQUIRER - ROAD WORKERS THREATENED WITH MACHETES

A campaign has been launched in Birmingham to respect road workers after civils staff were threatened with weapons including machetes, crossbows and dogs.

In the last three years 465 incidents of road worker abuse have been reported in Birmingham including a driver who threatened to chop off an operative’s head with an electric handsaw unless he was allowed through a closed road.

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June 2023

ON THE TOOLS - Get your voice heard and change tool theft legislation

Partly thanks to an On The Tools White Paper, the UK Government is collecting tradespeople’s opinions on tool theft. Let them know which tools need protection and how they should be protected for the new "Equipment Theft (Prevention) Bill".

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June 2023

NCATT ASSISTS IN RECOVERED OF JCB TELEHANDLER

On May 24th, newly formed police unit NCATT assisted GAP Group with the recovery of a machine hired to a suspected fraudster. A warrant was issued, and a Humberside property was visited where the machine – valued at £45,000 - was recovered.

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May 2023

NCATT ASSISTS IN RECOVERED BOMAG ROLLERS

NCATT - National Construction and Agri Theft Team – in conjunction with NaVCIS Intel and NaVCIS port, recovered a stolen Bomag Roller on May 17th at Harwich Port, which was being sent to Cyprus. The machine was stolen in Nottinghamshire in 2020. The machine is valued at £20,000.

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May 2023

NCATT ARREST RESULTS IN RECOVERED STOLEN EQUIPMENT

On May 11th, new police unit NCATT - National Construction and Agri Theft Team – visited a Lincolnshire address to arrest one male in connection with Quad bike thefts.

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May 2023

NCATT RECOVERS TWO STOLEN DUMPERS

NCATT - National Construction and Agri Theft Team - deployed officers to attend a property in North Yorkshire, where they identified two cloned stolen Dumpers, which were both recovered at the scene.

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May 2023

NCATT ASSISTS IN RECOVERING OVERSEAS STOLEN PLANT

New police unit NCATT - National Construction and Agri Theft Team (NCATT) - received information that a suspected stolen excavator was on board a ferry travelling to the Hook of Holland, and immediately contacted Dutch police colleagues.

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April 2023

£10K FOREST CHIPPER RECOVERED!

Yesterday (27th April 2023) NCATT (The National Construction & Agricultural Theft Team) officers were involved in a multi-agency initiative with Cambridgeshire Police Rural Crime Team.

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April 2023

A 15K JOHN DEERE IS RECOVERED!

NCATT assisted North Wales, Cheshire and Staffordshire Rural Crime Teams with a warrant in Staffordshire for the theft of cattle. During the raid a John Deere 6820, stolen from a local farm in September 2022 was recovered, approximate value 15K.

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April 2023

RECOVERED HSS KUBOTA MINI EXCAVATOR

CITS' Associate member HSS had a machine stolen from the Milton Keynes area two weeks ago, but thanks to intelligence received by CITS police partners, the machine was located and recovered by Bulgarian Police.

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March 2023

NCATT MAKES SIGNIFICANT RECOVERS IN YORKSHIRE

New CITS partners, the National Construction and Agricultural Theft Team (NCATT) successfully recovered £50,000 of stolen construction machinery in Yorkshire last week.

The team recovered a stolen Takeuchi TB260 compact-excavator and two (a Terex and a Mecalec) 1-tonne dumpers.

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March 2023

NaVCIS SUPPORTS RECOVERY OF OVER £250,000 VEHICLES IN A SINGLE DAY

The NaVCIS Rural unit assisted Northamptonshire police in two separate raids on March 17th. 

The first raid was to a scrap metal yard, where Environment Agency representatives also attended. The nine vehicles seized were four quad bikes, two vans on false number plates, two Ford low-loaders, and a Land Rover Defender.

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March 2023

POLICE AND INDUSTRY WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LEICA GEOSYSTEMS TO HELP TACKLE CRIME

The Combined Industry Theft Solutions (CITS) group, in partnership with Police, and Leica Geosystems, held a successful police training event at their facilities in Whitchurch, Shropshire. On February 28th, CITS in conjunction Leica Geosystems, and supported by equipment manufacturer Hitachi, and their fellow industry providers SITECH UK and Ireland, hosted a special police training event for over 60 police officers from regional forces.

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February 2023

NaVCIS AND POLICE RECOVER OVER £150,000 EQUIPMENT AND PROPERTY

Using intelligence received from a Warwickshire farm theft earlier this week, NaVCIS Rural together with Warwickshire and West Mercia police teams searched a location in Cleeve Prior, Evesham, Worcestershire.

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February 2023

NaVCIS RECOVERS £350,000 STOLEN ITEMS

NaVCIS conducted a week-long ports operation at the beginning of February, where they managed to recover over £350,000 worth of stolen items. Amongst the items recovered included: a JCB Telehandler, a Honda Quad Bike, two compressors, and various other vehicles, which were all ready for export out of the country.

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February 2023

CANTRACK AND NaVCIS RECOVERS TWO STOLEN MACHINES

On Friday 10th February, CanTrack with the support of a NaVCIS officer, recovered a stolen Forest Woodchipper from an area near Telford.

The woodchipper was found in the back of a large van. 

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January 2023

£100,000 OF STOLEN ITEMS SEIZED!

The NaVCIS police team yesterday assisted Lincolnshire Police with a reported tracked Quad bike, stolen from Sussex.

The bike which was tracked led the police team to a chop shop, where it was seized at the property.

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January 2023

£65,000 TRACTOR RECOVERED!

Yesterday CITS partners NaVCIS In conjunction with Thames Valley Police’s Rural Crime Team, recovered a £65,000 New Holland T7 tractor in Oxford.

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January 2023

CANTRACK GLOBAL ASSISTS NAVCIS IN STOLEN MACHINES RECOVERY

CanTrack Global assisted Wilshire Police and NaVCIS officer Gavin Hughes in recovering two stolen Gap Group machines. 

The machines were recently stolen in Hampshire; but were recovered from a remote location using CanTrack’s system.

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January 2023

REPORTED SURVEY/GPS EQUIPMENT THEFTS

There has been a significant increase in the theft of survey/GPS equipment since the beginning of December, in the West Midlands and South Yorkshire areas.

Historically, reported survey equipment thefts have primarily been limited to London, and were usually stolen from the roadside whilst in use.

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November 2022

POLICE AND INDUSTRY WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HITACHI TO HELP TACKLE CRIME

The Combined Industry Theft Solutions (CITS) group, in partnership with police, and construction equipment manufacturer Hitachi Construction Machinery recently held a successful police training event at their new production facility in the North East of England. On November 22nd, CITS in conjunction Hitachi, hosted a special police training event for 60 officers from five regional force areas including Northumbria, Cleveland, North Yorkshire, Durham and Police Scotland constabularies.

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November 2022

TRADESPEOPLE AGAINST TOOL THEFT - ON THE TOOLS WHITEPAPER

The Tradespeople Against Tool Theft white paper was created to explore and highlight the realities of UK tradespeople who have been impacted by tool theft. This report uses information gathered from in-depth interviews, live focus groups, and targeted surveys to incorporate the real-life experiences and opinions of tradespeople, consumers, construction industry bodies, and construction brands who have been impacted by tool theft.

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November 2022

INDUSTRY VIEWS SOUGHT ON PLAN TO CUT DIESEL FROM SITES

Businesses from across the sector are being asked to give their views on the first ever unified plan to slash the amount of diesel used on sites. Last year the Construction Leadership Council’s CO2nstruct Zero campaign set a target to cut the amount of diesel used by construction by 78% by 2035.

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November 2022

REPORTED FUEL THEFT

Reported fuel thefts increased sharply during August and September 2022, and are significantly higher this year compared to last year. The peak in reported fuel thefts in the summer months correlates with the high fuel prices that we saw during this time. Fuel prices came down slightly in October, and this was reflected in reported fuel thefts (however, there is a delay in the reporting of some data, which will have contributed to this).

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October 2022

POLICE AND INDUSTRY WORKING TOGETHER TO PROTECT FARMERS

The Combined Industry Theft Solutions (CITS) group, in partnership with the Ben Burgess, the John Deere dealer held a successful police training day in Ellington! On October 17th CITS, in conjunction with the Ben Burgess agricultural dealer in Ellington, held a special police training event, for 40 officers, from five East Anglian forces.

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October 2022

£50,000 OF PROPERTY SEIZED BY NAVCIS

NaVCIS specialist vehicle examiner, helped aid Bedfordshire police on the 18/10/22, to recover a number of stolen vehicles. Amongst the haul of stolen items were, two cloned transit vans, two bowsers and three trailers, approximate value of the items recovered was £50,000.

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October 2022

BEN BURGESS AND CITS HOLDS SUCCESSFUL POLICE TRAINING DAY EVENT

The Combined Industry Theft Solutions (CITS) group, in partnership with Ben Burgess agricultural team held a successful police training day in Ellington! On October 17th CITS, in conjunction with Ben Burgess Farming in Ellington, held a special police training event, for 40 officers, from five East of England forces.

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October 2022

NATIONAL BUSINESS CRIME CENTRE NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2022

Welcome to the new monthly e-newsletter from the NBCC to keep you up to date with the latest news, campaigns, crime prevention guidance and support for businesses in the joint fight against business crime. Please share with your networks.

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October 2022

NaVCIS ASSISTS MET POLICE RECOVERY

The NaVCIS team assisted the Metropolitan Police in a raid on an Essex property. Discovered there was a 2014 John Deere Gator which had been stolen from Essex, and a 2014 Ford Transit Tipper stolen from London.

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September 2022

NaVCIS INVOLVED IN MULTI-AGENCY DORSET SEARCH

NaVCIS Rural Team visited a Dorset property with Dorset’s Rural Crime Team, HMRC and the Environment Agency, where they recovered a JCB Telehandler which had been stolen in 2019 from Bedfordshire.

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September 2022

NaVCIS HELPS RECOVER STOLEN MACHINERY

NaVCIS assisted Cambridgeshire Police Rural Crime Team in a roadside operation on September 21st, which resulted in seizing two stolen items: a Brendon Power Washer and a JCB 8008 Mini Excavator.

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August 2022

NaVCIS AND DATATAG ASSISTS IN MACHINE RECOVERY

A £10,000 mini-excavator which had been stolen from Hertfordshire in 2018, was recovered with the aid of a Metropolitan Police warrant and the support of NaVCIS.

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August 2022

NaVCIS HELPS RECOVER STOLEN MACHINERY!

CITS partners NaVCIS provided assistance to the Humberside Rural Crime Team last week, following the discovery of a stolen BMW and Motorhome at a farm property in East Yorkshire.

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August 2022

CLANCY AND CITS HOLDS SUCCESSFUL POLICE TRAINING DAY EVENT

On July 29th, Clancy and the Construction Industry Theft Solutions (CITS) had 58 police officers from six police forces attend a full day's training into Plant and Agricultural machinery theft, held at Clancy’s offices in Harefield, West London. The event involved various presentations and investigative machinery identification examinations in the afternoon.

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August 2022

POLICE TRAINING DAY - A RESOUNDING SUCCESS!

A resounding success! CITS in conjunction with Clancy and Combined Industry Theft Solutions held a police training day in Harefield. 58 police officers from six forces attended a full day's training into Plant and Agricultural machinery theft and identification with hands-on examinations in the afternoon.

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July 2022

NaVCIS ASSISTS IN MACHINE RECOVERY

The NaVCIS police unit was contacted on July 12th by the Hungarian Border Control Police, who had stopped a lorry transporting 2 Volvo excavators.

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July 2022

OPAL ACE - 6 MONTHS REVIEW

The latest Opal Ace 6 month review is now available to download (January –June 2022)

Published by Intelligence Development Officer Scott Jeffreys & Intelligence Analyst Luke Juffkins

Contents Include:

  • What ACE have done
  • Key Crime Trends
  • Partnership Working
  • Emerging Threats
  • What’s Coming Up
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July 2022

OPAL ACE ALERT - AGRICULTURAL TRAILER THEFT

Trailer theft has increased by 69% during 2022 compared with 2021 (Jan-June) and is likely to increase further due to high demand. This figure includes trailers of all varieties, but there has been a recent increase in theft of agricultural trailers including horse boxes and other livestock trailers.

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June 2022

NaVCIS RURAL HELPS RECOVER OVER £100,000 OF STOLEN PROPERTY

NaVCIS Rural assisted the Dorset Rural Crime team in a raid on June 14th, to arrest two suspects in connection with various vehicle, plant and tool thefts.  Two rural properties were searched, and various confirmed and suspected stolen vehicles, plant and power tools were located.

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June 2022

NaVCIS RURAL TEAM RECOVERS TRAILER

The NaVCIS Rural Team helped identify a stolen trailer during a multi-agency police operation on the Cambridgeshire/Bedfordshire border, which took place on June 8th.

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June 2022

NaVCIS ASSIST IN IDENTIFYING A STOLEN JOHN DEERE

CITS partners, NaVCIS Rural team, assisted police and border force colleagues at the Hungarian Border over the bank holiday weekend, with the identifying of a stolen John Deere 3033.

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May 2022

ANOTHER SUCCESS FOR THE NAVCIS RURAL TEAM

Navcis Rural, this week attended a property in Sussex with the Sussex Rural Crime Team and identified and seized a number of stolen items from the property.

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May 2022

SECURITY ALERT - IMPROVISED INCENDIARY FIREBOMB

On the 23rd May 2022, during the morning plant and equipment checks a bottle was found under an ADT and upon further inspection it was an Improvised Incendiary Firebomb. This methodology behind the incident is not the first and shows a change in dynamics and an escalation in previous vandalism incidents.

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May 2022

NaVCIS ASSISTS IN EQUIPMENT RECOVERY

The NaVCIS Rural team assisted TVP and Northamptonshire Police with a Buckinghamshire raid, which resulted in the recovery of a stolen Brendon Bowser and a 2020 Ifor Williams Flatbed Trailer.

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May 2022

NaVCIS ASSISTS IN MAJOR MET POLICE RAID

The NaVCIS Rural and Leisure team were involved in a Metropolitan Police led raid in Essex on May 11th. The raid recovered a huge quantity of stolen plant and equipment from several containers at the scene.

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April 2022

SUSPECTED MACHINERY THEFT PICKUP RECOVERED

Whilst NAVCIS officers were assisting Derbyshire’s Rural Crime Team on a pre-planned operation on the M1 motorway on April 26th, a cloned pickup truck (see image below) valued at £9,000, was stopped and examined. 

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April 2022

£600,000 STOLEN MACHINERY RECOVERED

The NaVCIS Rural team attended a Bedfordshire location with Northants Rural Crime officer, PC Hutchings, after he had received an enquiry relating to stolen machinery. Whilst the officers were at the property, numerous items were found and identified to have been either stolen or fitted with false identification. 

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April 2022

NaVCIS OFFICERS HELPS RECOVERS STOLEN PLANT

NaVCIS officers supported Environment Agency personnel during a raid at a Lincolnshire farm, which resulted in the recovery of over £60,000 worth of stolen items. 

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April 2022

A STOLEN IFOR WILLIAMS TRAILER HAS BEEN RECOVERED!

A CITS trained agricultural and plant intelligence development officer, last week attended a planned operation with West Mercia Police.

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March 2022

CITS TRAINING PRODUCES INSTANT RESULTS

CITS supporters NaVCIS and Datatag ID provided Lincolnshire Rural Crime and Roads Policing officers with specialist training, which was later embedded with a roadside operation.

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March 2022

NaVCIS IDENTIFIES STOLEN VAN PARTS

The NaVCIS team assisted Norfolk Police at a farm location in Lincolnshire, following a report of a tracking device being activated.

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March 2022

GREAT YARMOUTH MAN JAILED FOR CHESHIRE TRACTOR GPS THEFTS

Long term CITS partners NAVCIS, have helped secure the conviction of Mantas Dvareckas, 25, of Granville Road, Great Yarmouth. Dvareckas has been jailed for over two years for the theft of high-valued GPS navigation systems from tractors in Cheshire, after DNA evidence linked him to the theft of the GPS systems worth over £30,000.

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March 2022

NaVCIS RECOVERS STOLEN JCB FASTRAC

NaVCIS officers recovered a stolen JCB Fastrac from a property in Norfolk. The machine had been cloned, and was originally stolen from a local farm in 2020.

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March 2022

CITS TRAINING PAYS OFF

A CITS-trained intelligence officer recently recovered a twin axle Ifor Williams trailer, that had been stolen earlier that day from Warwickshire.

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March 2022

STOLEN JCB TELEHANDLER RECOVERED

NaVCIS officers assisted CanTrack yesterday (28.02.22) with the recovery of a stolen JCB Telehandler. The £80,000 machine belonging to Sunbelt Rentals, had been stolen in Nottinghamshire and transported overseas.

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February 2022

NaVCIS RECOVERS STOLEN CATERPILLAR!

On February 25th, NaVCIS officers recovered a £30,000 Caterpillar Telehandler from a property in Leicestershire.

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February 2022

NaVCIS ASSIST LOCAL POLICE IN RECOVERY

NaVCIS officers assisted local police using a search warrant at an address in Chingford, London. The search resulted in the recovery of a number of stolen items.

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January 2022

NaVCIS HELPS RECOVER CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT AND VEHICLES

NaVCIS assisted Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Police today (Jan 28th) in an operation against an Organised Criminal Gang (OCG), who had been targeting farm properties. After months of dedicated police work, a number of properties in both counties were searched.

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January 2022

CITS PARTNERSHIP NETWORKS COMBAT CRIME!

On the 11th January CITS were informed that a Vauxhall Grandland vehicle belonging to a CITS member had been stolen in a knifepoint robbery in Royton.

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January 2022

TRITONTRAK RECOVERS ‘RESOLD’ EXCAVATOR AND TRAILER

Recently, TritonTrak helped recover a Wacker Neuson micro-excavator and Indespension trailer from a secure unit near Newcastle, Tyne and Wear.

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January 2022

STOLEN JCB TELEHANDLER RECOVERED

CITS partners NaVCIS, working in conjunction with Nottingham Police, recovered a stolen Telehandler from South Yorkshire.

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January 2022

CITS WELCOME NEW BOARD MEMBER SUNEETA JOHAL

At the end of last year, Chief Executive of the Construction Equipment Association Rob Oliver, announced his retirement, not only from the CEA, after serving two decades, but, also as long standing CITS Board member and Treasurer. The CITS Board were especially saddened to see Rob retire, but are delighted to welcome the newly appointed CEA Chief Executive, Suneeta Johal, join the Board.

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