Thieves strip tractors of their GPS guidance systems in Ottery and Budleigh

GPS systems in tractors have been targeted by thieves in East Devon. Picture: Getty Images

GPS systems in tractors have been targeted by thieves in East Devon. Picture: Getty Images - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Tractors across East Devon have been raided by thieves – and stripped of their GPS guidance systems.

Vehicles in Ottery, Budleigh Salterton and Crediton have been targeted.

Two Starfire GPS systems were stolen in Crediton overnight on Wednesday, December 4, and another four systems were stolen in Ottery and Budleigh overnight on Saturday, December 7.

A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: "Please be wary of this, review security, and make a note of your GPS serial numbers and mark them in some way if possible.

"Please report any suspicious activity on 999 and if possible make a note of vehicle registrations and persons seen."


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Anyone who has any information regarding the incidents, or is offered a GPS system, is asked to get in touch with Devon and Cornwall Police by calling 101 or emailing 101@dc.police.uk, quoting crime CR/110481/19.

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