A £15,00 truck stolen from Sheffield late last year has been recovered by police on land near Northwich.
The Terex Dumper, which was fitted with CESAR and a tracker system, was recovered from land in Aston-By-Budworth near Northwich, Cheshire, on Monday (February 15).
The discovery came after officers from Northwich CID were notified of a 'tracking activation' on a stolen Terex truck which had been reported stolen from Sheffield on December 19.
Officers were then able to locate the stolen truck in an isolated rural area in Aston-By-Budworth and, thanks to the CESAR marking scheme, were easily able to confirm its identity.
PC Mike Dawber, Cheshire SVS officer who attended the Datatag Plant and Agricultural Machinery Identification course last year, said: “The piece of equipment was registered stolen with South Yorkshire Police and had a value of around £15,000.
“It just shows how effective fitting your equipment with the CESAR Plant and Agricultural Machinery marking scheme is along with a Thatcham approved tracking device. The dumper truck will be returned to its rightful owner.”
No arrests have been made to date and enquiries are currently on going with South Yorkshire Police.