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Stolen Digger Tracked Down

Published on: 23 Feb, 2017
Updated on: 25 Feb, 2017

A digger fitted with a tracking device has been returned to its owner following a quick response by Surrey Police’s officers.

The incident happened on Monday (Feb 20) at around 8pm when the owner reported seeing their digger being stolen from their driveway near the A3100, Portsmouth Road in Guildford.

But the digger was fitted with a tracking device which helped officers find it in the High Loxely Road near Dunsfold later that evening, along with three people that have been arrested in connection with the offence.

Sergeant Mel Sefton from the Waverley Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We know rural crime is a big concern for many people living in the county and around Waverley and hope that this is a reassurance that we do take it seriously.

“This is a good reminder that by having the right precautions in place you can greatly increase the chances of your belongings being returned to you.

“If you don’t have trackers you can use forensic marking kits to write your postcode and property name in ultraviolet pen. You should always remember to make a note of serial numbers and photograph your belongings and equipment too.”

The three men have been released on bail until March 10.

Police advice to safeguard against rural crime can be found at: .”

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