The UK based Plant and Agricultural Intelligence Unit (PANIU) has successfully recovered a stolen scissor lift that was advertised on an internet auction site.
The lift, a 19ft Skyjack 3219 had been stolen from a site in England's East Midlands back in June, and was spotted and recognised on the internet site by its owner. PANIU put a request into the West Midlands police to attend the premises the equipment was advertised at and subsequently recovered and returned it to its rightful owner.
As a division of the Metropolitan police, PANIU will help to recover stolen equipment throughout the UK if it has been reported to them when stolen. If you ever need help, there is a form to do this is available on their website -