The premises of Arb Approved Contractor Artemis Tree Services were broken into on the night of Tuesday 28th February. The perpetrators went to extreme lengths to get in (photos below) and made off with £30,000 worth of STIHL tools and equipment.
Incidents like this are on the rise and Artemis Tree Services and The Association would like to remind our members, contractors and supporters to be extra vigilant with their own kit.
One way you can counter the criminal threat is by registering your assets and reporting thefts on Arbsafe.
The website enables users to keep a register of equipment on a secure server, report thefts and shows crime hotspots.
Arbsafe is an initiative by ARBTALK and sponsored by Stihl GB as a direct response to the continued increase in crime targeted at the tree care industry. Arbsafe provides a publicly searchable database of any stolen equipment registered within its pages, its ultimate goal to act both as a deterrent to criminals and also to assist with reuniting owners with their stolen assets.