A man has been arrested after a £20,000 caravan stolen from a site in Northamptonshire was recovered in Warwickshire.
The caravan was fitted with a TRACKER, which meant the police were able to trace and recover the caravan in four hours.
The tracking unit was able to monitor the caravan when it moved from the original site in Brackley, across Leicestershire and into Warwickshire.
Along with officers from the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (NaVCIS), a police team were deployed ahead of the caravan. As it pulled into a service station on the A45 near Ryton on Dunsmore, police officers attended the scene and a man was arrested.
Detective Inspector Wayne Cooke from NaVCIS said, “This was a great result for all involved as we were able to track down and recover the stolen caravan within four hours of the theft.
“We work very closely with TRACKER, as well as the caravan industry, to combat theft across the UK. Thanks to the caravan being fitted with an SVR unit we were able to return it to the owner in the condition that he last saw it.”
Adrian Davenport, Police Relationships Manager for TRACKER added: “Historically, we see a rise of caravan thefts in the spring time, so we would advise owners to do all that they can to prevent this and add in additional security measures.
“This case highlights how having a tracking unit fitted to a valuable asset, whether that’s a caravan, car or tractor, could be the difference between a vehicle being found and returned or never seen again.”