South African thieves strike again targeting foreign plated vehicles!
For the second time this month one of our clients has their vehicle stolen in Johannesburg. All, please BEWARE when traveling down South in your vehicles. Foreign plated vehicles are seen as easier targets as they are less likely to have good tracking units installed!
Stolen Toyota Minibus recovered in Johannesburg – 26th November
Our customer phoned in around 13.30 for a position on his minibus as he couldn’t get hold of his driver. It wasn’t where he thought it should be which raised his concerns further. Shortly after we receive the notification that he had contacted his driver who had been hijacked.
The case was again transferred to our Cartrack Partners in South Africa who dispatched their teams. The recovery teams followed the signals to an industrial park in the South West of Johannesburg where they apprehended 2 suspects and recovered the stolen minibus.
Stolen Toyota Hilux recovered in Johannesburg – 14th November
On the 14th November a client of ours was down in South Africa when he decided to stop and do a spot of shopping. Having locked his car he ran in side to pick up a few items before exiting to find his Hilux missing. Luckily he had our Cartrack Fleet tracking unit installed. He phoned through to our Control room to report the incident.
As the vehicle was in South Africa, the control room notified our Cartrack Franchise partners in SA before transferring them the case. Recovery teams were dispatched to the search area and within an hour and a half of the notification the vehicle had been recovered. The thieves had swopped registration plates and had stripped the vehicle looking for any signs of tracking devices but to no success. Another successful recovery!
Third Vehicle stolen and recovered in a month
Zimbabwe Cartrack returns the favour. After SA successfully recovers 2 of our clients vehicles Zimbabwe recovers a brand new Freightliner stolen in SA. On the 9th December the client got to work to find his brand new truck missing. After failing to get hold of the driver he contacted Cartrack to locate his vehicle. It was in Zimbabwe!.
The case was transferred to us and our teams were dispatched. The truck was motoring towards Mutare – probably heading for Mozambique. Having caught up to the truck and without wanting to alert it to the fact it was being followed the one recovery team overtook it and continued on to the next road block to alert the police whilst the other team and the Vehicle Theft Squad followed behind. The road block, notified, then pulled the truck and driver over for questioning at which points arrests were made. The Malawian driver had apparently been picked up in Beatrice and paid to drive the truck to Mutare claiming to be completely innocent of the fact the truck had been stolen! Again, investigations continue but another successful recovery.
We know Vehicle Tracking
Trac-King is Zimbabwe’s leading provider of state of the art vehicle tracking devices and fleet management solutions. We understand the difference between stolen vehicle tracking/recovery and fleet management. Whilst all our products are effectively gps devices, we understand the different strengths required to be successful in each of these tracking disciplines. Our devices use a range of technologies including GPRS and satellite tracking.
Having been in operation since 2000, our products have been carefully selected from some of the international leading players in their respective vehicle tracking fields allowing us to provide experience and a full range of products catering for a wide range of vehicles and industries rather than a one size fits all approach. All our products are designed to cater for all size of vehicle fleets.
Stolen Vehicle Recovery
Cross Border Recovery
24/7 Control Room
In House dedicated Recovery Teams
Alerts based on speeding, braking, accelerating, idling, turning, geofences and more
A Range of management reports including Risk management, trip, odometer and driver scorecards