Great Yarmouth thief jailed for tractor GPS raids after DNA match
Date of alert:
Monday, 21 March 2022
A man from Great Yarmouth has been jailed for more than two years after DNA evidence linked him to the theft of GPS navigation systems worth £30,000 from tractors in Cheshire.
Mantas Dvareckas, 25, of Granville Road, was sentenced to two and a half years imprisonment at Chester Crown Court on Friday, March 18, after pleading guilty to theft.
Four tractors equipped with GPS navigation systems worth around £30,000 were targeted at a farming business in the south of Cheshire at some point between October 10, 2021 and October 11, 2021.
Three of the tractors had been forced into with the screen of the GPS system taken and the wires to the tablet cut.
The GPS systems are used by farmers and contractors in order to improve accuracy and productivity in their work.