Theft & Fraud Alerts

If you do receive any information we suggest you pass the details on to the police immediately, if you know of any other fraudulent activity or plant theft in your area please report it to us by calling 44 (0)121 380 4600. 

Theft and fraud in the plant, tool and event hire industries is a problem that isn't going away but if your business is a victim of this crime there are a number of things you can do: 

  1. Report the crime to the Police – Please report the incident as soon as possible to the local police and obtain a crime reference number and have the full description and serial numbers of the items to hand.
  2. Share Information - By offering other hirers a heads up on thieves or fraudsters operating in your area is a way to make it more difficult for them to carry out further acts and to help you possibly recover any stolen equipment. Email and we will do the rest.
  3. Report the incident to PANIU (Plant and Agricultural National Intelligence Unit) –  PANIU work with the MET Police to recover stolen items and assist police with tackling organised crime networks around the UK.  To report a crime to PANIU please have the Police Crime Reference, the full description and serial numbers available.
  4. Complete the PANIU Notification Form (Download here) and forward to:

Metropolitan Police

Plant & Agricultural National Intelligence Unit
Tel No: 0207 230 7290


Stolen Case Compact Loader Model: 321E Serial No.: NEMP00178 Description: RBV5 321E Case Side Loader - unique yellow colour (standard Case colour orange) Area Stolen: Glove's Lane, Tibshelf, Alfreton Comments: Stolen off site after everyone had finished work for the day. Date Stolen: 11/10/2018

Stolen Work Boots and Equipment Area Stolen: Edgware – Greater London Comments: A distraction theft took place on 18th October 2018. The suspects stole stock from inside the store. There were 6 individuals involved. The vehicle used was sign written Trust Pave Ltd. Registration number HJ18 FTZ. A second attempt was made the following day at the same store. This attempt was interrupted.Vehicle used was a white Ford open back van, sign written Co-Pav Drives. Registration number NA08 SUV.

We have had a Nifty 120T cherry picker stolen from the Wigston area of Leicester on Saturday 13th October at 7pm. If you know of any further information please contact Chris Phipps (812) at Leicester police on 0116 248 3568

Crime reference 18000493706 Serial number 23423 Colour green

I want to report a break in and the theft of items listed below from our ST Neots (PE19 8TR) depot on the 30/10/18. The incident has been reported to the police with crime ref no 35/41391/18.

Items stolen: Atlas trench rammer s/n BGF034164 Prodem Hydraulic breaker s/n 010-H677 Atlas Hydraulic breaker SB152 s/n BES065002 Atlas Hydraulic breaker SB152 s/n BES081696 Atlas Hydraulic breaker SB102 s/n BES077585 Dynapac vibrating plate s/n BGF030855 Dynapac vibrating plate s/n 27608132 Amman vibrating plate s/n 137338

A White Ford Transit Luton Van, Vehicle Registration BV14 RRU with tail lift has been stolen from a catering hire business in Amersham, Bucks with the following items inside:

2 x white fridges 2 x hot cupboards 3 x six burner gas ovens 3 x 19kg gas bottles Bag of tablecloths 375 x 9” steelite Monaco plates and grey boxes 285 x 10” steelite Monaco plates and grey boxes

The incident has been reported to the police with crime ref no 43180379089.

The following items have been stolen from Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow at 1:30am on 12th December 2018. Crime Reference number: LA0Z071218

E-17 Bobcat 1.5 Tonne Excavator serial number B27H12742 Indespension Trailer Twin Axel serial number 0117964922 Pecker (Socomec) serial number 131139

If you have any information please contact Kirsten S Robertson at Forth Plant & Sons on 0125 921245.