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    Combined Industries Theft Solutions

October 2020

HIRED BOMAG ROLLER - THEFT ALERT!

Sarah Rendall from Independent Welding Services has reported a stolen generator which was taken onsite in Slough.

The vehicle used, captured on CCTV with two men removing the generator from site and putting it in to the back of a Silver Mercedes Van, Registration DF15 CPK.

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September 2020

HIRED BOMAG ROLLER - THEFT ALERT!

A 2016 Bomag BW80AD - Serial number: 101462002822, Plant number: 2227, has been stolen.

The roller at the time was on hire from Plant and Machinery Hirers, Brian Dent Ltd. The machine has yellow branded stickers on the side and rear. It was last seen on site in Padiham, Lancashire before it was taken.

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August 2020

IDENTITY FRAUD ALERT

CITS have been alerted by a number of large businesses engaged in the construction industry that have been targeted by fraudsters.

One company on at least 4 occasions over the last 6 months has fallen victim to identity fraud, Criminals have targeted companies and used their branding, Executive's names and signatures to create false orders for large quantities of metal items such a galvanised steel and copper.

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August 2020

FRAUDULENT HIRE ALERT!!

CITS have been alerted by Hire Association Europe (HAE), that numerous hire centres have reported fraudulent activity over the last few days, please beware before hiring any equipment in the name of Ricky Simpson of 21 Church Road, London, E10 5JP.

This individual has approached several hire companies and obtained various items of equipment during late July and early August. Please check any live hires you have in the name of Ricky Simpson.

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August 2020

STOLEN BOMAG ROLLER ALERT

CITS have been alerted to theft of a stolen Bomag 120 roller taken from a site in Nottingham last night.

The machine on hire at the time from GAP hire was last seen at Burton Road compound, at 5pm on the 13th August 2020. The machines plant number is 3183353, Nottinghamshire police have been alerted.

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August 2020

CITS HAS BEEN INFORMED BY LONG STANDING SUPPORTERS THE CPA OF THE FOLLOWING THEFTS

A 2015 Thwaites 6-tonne Dumper, serial number: SLCM20661503D3983, was stolen on the 5th August from Engine Road, Leadgate, County Durham NE17 7AX.

Also stolen were 2 buckets 24" & 36" with plant numbers 4295 (24") & 4256 (36").

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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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