GPS System Theft - Church Eaton

Alert message sent 12/03/2022 10:45:00

Information sent on behalf of Staffordshire Police

Overnight on Wednesday 9th March a GPS system was stolen from a tractor in Church Eaton area. If anyone has any information regarding this theft please contact Staffordshire Police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

Thefts of GPS systems is a major concern for farmers. The equipment can be costly to replace and can massively disrupt day to day farming operations.
The technology plays a vital role in modern farming and thefts of systems can take time to replace, causing delays during busy periods.

Crime prevention advice to help protect GPS systems from thieves:

- Activate PIN security on GPS kit with your own unique number if available.
- If your system is not PIN enabled, mark your postcode to deter thieves and trace your property back to you.
- Keep tractors and other machinery with GPS fitted stored out of sight when possible.
- Remove GPS kit when possible from tractors and other machinery and store it securely when not in use.
- Record serial numbers and photograph your kit.
- Check serial number of second-hand kit offered for sale.

You can report crime in the following ways:

**Call ‘999’ in an Emergency (if a crime is in progress or a life is in danger)**

Contact Staffordshire Police on ‘101’ (Non-Emergency crime only).

Contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter (Non-Emergency crime only).

Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on ‘0800 555 111’ (Non-Emergency crime only).

You can also report a crime on the Staffordshire Police website (Non-Emergency Crime only).
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Gareth Higgins (Police, PCSO, South West Stone, Eccleshall & Swynnerton )

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