CITS was alerted of a ram-raid on a construction equipment hire depot in St Ives, Cambridgeshire in the evening of Friday 12th February. A number of cut-off saws were stolen.Continue Reading
Between the hours of 6pm and 6am on the night of 9th/10th February, a business premises on the Station Field Industrial Estate, Kidlington, Oxfordshire was broken into and a large amount of power tools were stolen.Continue Reading
CITS have been alerted to the following attempted fraud:
Hirebase has reported a man asking to hire a hybrid breaker and plate compactor on account. He gave a few different post codes to check accounts (all closed) then gave the account number SDY0082 belonging to G and S Hutchinson.Continue Reading
CITS have been alerted to the following attempted Fraudulent Activity:
Please be advised that it seems there is a small gang (at least two) driving a grey VW Transporter type van targeting hire branches across the Yorkshire/Humberside area.Continue Reading
A 2 tonne Dumper has been stolen, last night (12th Nov), from Parkers Lane Sheffield.
The machine’s serial number is: SN8038.
It’s a Mecalac Dumper, wrapped in MTS plant stickers. .Continue Reading
Balfour Beatty have reported the following:
On the 2nd November a Sun Belt, Ride on Roller, valued at £13k was stolen from roadworks, on the A63 in Hull.Continue Reading
The GAP Group's Bradford depot have recently averted an attempted fraudulent hire.
A person calling himself Mark Stevens purporting to be from Moortown Construction (Group) tried to hire a 8T Digger and a 6T Dumper, a check by the depot with Moortown confirmed this to be an attempted fraudulent hire.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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").Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Two excavators have been stolen from Pontefract, through a fraudulent hire. A suspect from Burnley is being investigated.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading