Earlier this week it was reported that so far this year rollers are proving to be the most stolen item of machinery.
In a review carried out by the AMI group it was found that rollers have risen as the most attractive piece of construction machinery for thieves.
AMI Group operations director Peter Stockton said: “The review we carried out revealed a marked increase in the theft of rollers from both construction sites and customer depots. This equipment tends to be smaller in size than much of the larger plant machinery so it is easier for criminals to conceal and transport in a panel van. Thieves may automatically presume that rollers don’t have a tracking device fitted so it is an easier option than larger kit which is more likely to have telematics fitted."
These findings were inline with recent reports by the Metropolitan Police's own Plant & Agricultural Intelligence Unit (PANIU) who found that smaller items such as tandem rollers, dumpers and mini excavators remain popular items for criminals and also unfortunately these thefts are on the rise.
Here at A&Y we can help combat these criminals, for example our Ammann Tandem rollers come complete with a lockable theft protection guard on the dashboard. In addition to this all of our machines are available with either anti-theft devices or trackers, a big deterrent to potential thieves.
For more information on our products and the theft preventatives we can offer please contact us on:
01789 414525 / firstname.lastname@example.org