STOLEN EXCAVATOR WORTH £19,000 REUNITED WITH OWNER THANKS TO CHESHIRE RURAL CRIME TEAM AND CESAR MARKING SCHEME
Cheshire Police Rural Crime Team and Congleton Police recover stolen plant equipment, highlighting the importance of CESAR marking scheme.
The Cheshire Police Rural Crime Team recently celebrated the recovery and reunion of a stolen excavator with its rightful owner. The plant equipment, valued at almost £19,000, was initially reported stolen outside of Cheshire back in 2018. In a successful joint operation with Congleton Police, the excavator was recovered during a warrant in Cheshire.
PC Tether and his team, including PC Clark and PC Moss, expressed satisfaction in recovering the stolen plant, as it is a key part of the owner's livelihood. The Cheshire Police Rural Crime Team is driven by the goal of denying criminals the use of machines obtained through theft.
Officers, including PC Tether, PC Clark, and PC Moss, completed the Institute of Motor Industry's training program for stolen plant and agricultural equipment examiners. The officers were joined by the force's stolen vehicle examiner in attending the national course early last year.
The stolen excavator was identified thanks to the CESAR marking scheme by Datatag ID Limited. The scheme is a unique marking system for plant, trailers, and agricultural machinery designed by the police and industry to combat equipment theft. CESAR-registered machines are four times less likely to be stolen and six times more likely to be recovered. Additionally, the use of CESAR marking can help reduce insurance premiums for equipment owners.
Date Created: 27/03/2023