active responce....im in it.. im forever looking for spares or repair minis to do up and sell. a have seen a few similar but nothing to give me any good leads, i got all our clubs in the midlands......a5 minis (my own club) cv1 minis, and central every time there is one that pops up that we might come across. as soon as one does i post it on the clubs Facebook sites where people normally see it within 24hrs.
i spotted one of my mates car that was put onto of a recovery truck when i was on the way back from work one satuarday. and i was like "what the hell! thats robs car." and tailed the truck that went straight into a unit that was closed as soon as the recovery truck was in there. as i did not have his number i phoned one of my other mates to tell him. and where his car was now. (he was shopping at the time in town) anyway. he came to me in a cop car. and said that is where i brought it from. and i explained to him i bet they had two sets of keys. and when the cops busted them. they had. and even retained the logbook in their name. which explained why rob never got his v5c through the post after countless times phoning the dvla for about 3 months. luckly he had a signed resept from the previous owners and had to dig out a bank statment that matched the amount. and another one of our mates as a witness when buying the car.
very sticky i know but rob did get it all sorted out and his car back. and the previous owners where arrested for theft and committing fraud plus the cops found out they re-advertised robs car on ebay 3 days before they stole it back.
all it takes is keeping your eyes peeled. there is still hope yet.
this reminds me of what happened to my gran.... she had her metro stolen from a car park then a few days later my dad was driving along and ended up behind the car! the stupid guy was just driving it round the same area so my dad called the police and just followed him until he got arrested... good to see they get what they deserve and goes to show there is hope!
Really hope you get it back, i hate hearing about stolen minis.... dont know what id do if someone stole mine