Theft of Agricultural GPS Equipment
Police are appealing for information following the theft of power tools and GPS satellite tracking systems fitted to Case tractors. The thefts occurred from a farm near Crimond, Fraserburgh between 1800hours on Tuesday 9th March and 0700 hours on Wednesday 10th March 2021..
The systems each comprise of a dome which is fitted to the roof of the tractor, a touch screen and a steering wheel.
Crime Reduction Officer PC Mike Urquhart said:
"Where possible, vehicles should be housed in a lockable garage or building, ideally
with security lighting installed to the perimeter. Vehicles should always be locked
when not in use, with the keys locked away in a secure location.
"Keep recordings or
photographs of serial numbers and vehicles as these can be crucial in recovery,
should the worst happen. Consider fitting a CCTV system covering vehicles and
machinery that sends alerts to a number of mobile devices should movement be detected.
"It is also important to be wary of crime even when selling a vehicle and check any
prospective buyer is genuine before giving out your address details. Equally, it is
just as important to protect yourself when buying used vehicles and machinery."
Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting reference PS-20210310-1593 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Original Message Sent By Michael Urquhart (Police, Constable, North East Division))