A car theft syndicate that has been plaguing Pretoria was cracked this week with the aid of Ctrack’s vehicle tracking technology.
The Ctrack monitoring and emergency bureau in Irene acted promptly using its GSM/GPRS realtime tracking systems and co-ordinated the services that led to the location of one of its customer’s stolen vehicle.
The perpetrators were found in the act of stripping the vehicle, in an attempt to remove the tracking system. The stolen vehicle was already fitted with false number plates, and inside the vehicle various instruments used for vehicle theft were recovered. All of this happened within an hour of it being stolen.
The scene was handed over to the South African Police Service, and it was identified that the syndicate has been responsible for dozens of vehicle thefts in the Pretoria area recently.
The unsuspecting owner of the vehicle was contacted by the Ctrack emergency bureau when the incident occurred, and was happy to assist the police in their investigation. The vehicle was returned undamaged.
“Ctrack has been actively involved with the South African Police Service since the company’s inception, more than 25 years ago,” says Ctrack’s regional MD: South Africa, Bruce Richards.