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    Combined Industries Theft Solutions

July 2020

NATIONAL GRID PURCHASE ORDER FRAUD ALERT!!

CITS have today been made aware that National Grids identity is being used in an attempt to defraud suppliers. The scam has been targeted at both current and prospective supplier.

Be aware and be vigilant is the message from CITS so that your company does not become a victim.

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July 2020

CITS THEFT ALERT - GAP FUEL BOWSER

Balfour Beatty have today (17th July) reported to CITS the theft of a GAP fuel bowser, stolen overnight from a railway track in Whaplode, Lincoln.

The evening before the theft, it was reported by an employee who was getting ready to leave the site, that the fuel bowser had a puncture.

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July 2020

CITS URGES PLANT HIRERS TO STAY ALERT!!

CITS have been alerted of a Romanian chap called Alin Lonescu who is fronting a company called SLG construction Ltd in West London.

The suspect has been hiring plant which has included a Bobcat 550 and a Kubota U27-4 using genuine documents. He then reports the hired equipment as stolen.

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July 2020

STOLEN MINI EXCAVATOR THEFT ALERT

CITS Members the CPA were alerted on Friday to the theft over night of a mini-excavator. The Kubota U27-4 Mini-excavator, Serial Number 63846 was taken using a van at 19:10pm.

The vehicle was on the move from 19:30 onwards, it passed through the A1060 Park Way where a ANPR camera spotted it.

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July 2020

IS THIS YOUR MACHINE

CITS have been alerted of an ex GAP machine which has been found in the back of a stolen van in Bedfordshire. The machine which was sold back in 2013 was found but has no new keeper details identified.

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June 2020

EXCAVATOR THEFT ALERT!! - STOLEN THROUGH FRAUDULENT HIRE!!

Two excavators have been stolen from Pontefract, through a fraudulent hire. A suspect from Burnley is being investigated.

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June 2020

STOP PRESS - THIS WEEK'S CITS/NAVCIS THEFT OVERVIEW

As another week of lock down draws to an end we want to highlight to our members and the wider audience that plant theft still remains a big issue in these challenging times.

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June 2020

STAY ALERT!- LATEST COVID-19 PLANT THEFT SCAM!

CITS has today been made aware by an Operation Opal, Crime Intelligence Analyst of the latest plant theft scam using COVID-19 as a way to lure their victims. The offenders returned to remove a dumper truck before the real hire company made an enquiry regarding the machine days later.

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June 2020

CITS ALERT- FORD TRANSIT RECOVERY TRUCK BEING USED IN NUMEROUS THEFTS!!!

The theft of a pressure washer Bowser stolen in the Croydon area using a transit van was reported to CITS a few days ago. Since that theft CITS have now been given further intelligence that the same transit van has been involved in other reported thefts.

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June 2020

CITS ALERT- FOUND - Hyundai Z-9 Mini-Excavator

CITS members the CPA have been alerted that a Hyundai Z-9 Mini Excavator has been discovered in Billingford, Mid-Norfolk. If anyone has lost one like this, then they should contact Suffolk Police to see if it is theirs.

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