Ctrack to the rescue!
Ctrack has helped to put an end to a car theft syndicate that has been plaguing the streets of Pretoria recently. Thanks to the company’s smart vehicle tracking technology, the hijackers were apprehended during the morning of February 19, and are no longer a threat to Pretoria residents.
The Ctrack monitoring and emergency bureau, in Irene, acted promptly using its GPRS real time tracking systems to co-ordinate the services that led to the location of a customer’s stolen vehicle.
The criminals were caught in the act of stripping the vehicle in an attempt to remove the tracking system, and false number plates had already been fitted – all of which happened in less than an hour.
The scene was then handed over to the South African Police Services (SAPS). Various instruments used for vehicle theft were recovered and it was confirmed that the syndicate was responsible for dozens of vehicle thefts in the Pretoria area recently.
The unsuspecting owner of the vehicle was immediately alerted and contacted by Ctrack when the incident occurred. He was happy to assist the police in their investigation and to his relief, the vehicle was returned to him undamaged.
“Persistence pays, crime doesn’t,” says Ctrack’s regional MD South Africa, Bruce Richards. “Ctrack has been actively involved with SAPS since the company’s inception, more than 25 years ago.”
Ctrack’s bespoke technology gives complete visibility of its clients’ vehicles in real time, and has assisted the police in various domestic and cross-border vehicle recoveries and hijackings.