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#1 Sam14

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:15 PM

Well as you are aware, the past couple of months and mostly more this year the increase of minis are being stolen

Now we all know its not petty theives, we know farewell this is arranged and targetted

We know nothing can stop them

There are targetting the expensive models of the mini range

The mk1's
The coopers
The highly modified
The rare ones such as clubmans, estates, van and pick up's

There must be someway to find out how there doing this and where they are going

They just go to there place unoticed and so forth

If the police are really taking action, then dover and all shipping yards would be notified because all cargo holds are searched

I might just be blowing hot air, the people who are doing the crime are probably monitoring this forum because its open to public

I am address the people of tmf and the moderators

To the moderators cant we make this forum private to people who havent signed up? (Yes i know they could easily sign up but its just another "annoying" thing for them and leaving a "trace" etc

To the people of tmf, does anyone know anything, small or tiny whatever it is
Know someone who can get dodgey gear or papers because someone could pose as someone who wants a "car" etc


Silly as it sounds. I dont know just fed up of people getting there minis stolen and a great car being tainted with thieft

I fully understand it all cars not just minis but this is our community and i know we all look at stolen mini alerts thinking "Damn it, i know it wont get found but i wish i could do something"

Ahh well

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:43 PM

unfortunately there are many members of TMF the openly amit that they are happy to buy a second hand shell with no ID to rebuild their rusty mini

until people stop doing this there is always a market for stolen car with it's ID removed

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 07:47 PM

I totally think something should be done, i would be so upset if something happened to my mini, and i hate to think what people what have had there minis stolen feel like. I'm not sure there's much we can do to stop these horrible people doing things but i'm sure there's something little we can do? surely?

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:04 PM

Well there are small things we as a community could do, isnt there?

Plus im sure there was a no id van shell up for sale last week and the guy said he could get a v5 for extra price?

Anyone even go see it?

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:09 PM

Just seen to shell on ebay with no v5

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item415c7de792

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item19c809b44a

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:11 PM

and another

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4cf9867bed

Plenty of minis in the background

someone near go snooping?

It may sounds ridiculous and odd but yeah

also if these are genuine peoples minis from this forum i generally sorry :P

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:16 PM

mmm, maybe thats being a bit hasty, as my shell has no ID and no V5, partially because i've lost the V5 and grinded off my inner wings lol!

Indeed this is possibly one of the biggest things that could potentially be happening to the stolen mini's, but think about exporting? Mini parts are extremely hard to come by in other countries.

still, we need to do something. As a community we can do atleast smothing small to try and prevent this a little better than we do.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:23 PM

I know its being a tad hasty yes but no situation can be overlooked because of the "other" reason

If they were being exported im sure someone must of picked up on it by now

I thought police would monitor it if it was reported more than a couple of times

I remember being pulled over by the police in my mini for a check up on me that i am the owner of the mini because there had been tonnes of reports of stolen minis and thats when i lived up North east for two years :P

Does anybody know any Foreign mini forums? Might have a few answers?

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:32 PM

just see if google can help you =]

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 02:40 PM

Proof it would be very hard for them to deport minis to france

so dovers out of it


http://classicminis-...s_to_france.pdf

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:42 PM

so does anyone even know where the most popular place where these thugs have been steeling from then?
as we could start on like a map or something and pin point the most high steeling point are. that could be a start i guess?

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 04:53 PM

Well there are small things we as a community could do, isnt there?

Plus im sure there was a no id van shell up for sale last week and the guy said he could get a v5 for extra price?

Anyone even go see it?


This one I think:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/mini-van-shell-/...=item1c1dadcd1d

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 06:07 PM

take a look at this someone has listed on ebay http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4cf98bd210 hope they get them back.

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 06:19 PM

i toatally agree with what your all saying. i would hate it if someone stole my mini.

but all you can do really is make it harder to steal ie garage,alarm, traker etc. because if someone wants something that much they will attempt to take it.

string them up thou i say (not the mini's :D )

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Posted 21 August 2011 - 06:42 PM

Its not just minis though, it's all classic cars that are easyer to steal and worth money!




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