Right, Someone's Got To Do Something About This
Posted 02 January 2012 - 02:56 AM
Ive been doing ALOT of digging and well come up with some information.
It seems the have a certain market of "Minis" to go for.
The reason they can get to mini on your drives and not raise ANY suspicion at all because the vehicle they use it dressed up like a council towing vehicle/flat bed with a car crane attached.
First a the area is checked, you are studied. Area is studied.
Vehicle is lifted.
Loaded into a low key or unmarked Artic lorry.
Then taken to its desired location.
Either shipped of with false docs or taken and stripped.
Im sorry to say unless your mini is attached with the latest high tech tracker or you catch these buggers the police wont find your mini.
Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:08 AM
if we weren't happy to buy second hand shells with no i.d, second hand parts from people we don't know with out asking question about the car they came from etc
there wouldn't be a market for these stolen cars and parts
please try and be as careful as you can that what you are buying is from a genuine seller
pick the parts up from their home, get their name, phone number and address and as much info as you can from them
is that guy with a yard full of minis, a toe truck and doesn't like you asking questions really the right guy to be buying parts from ?
if there wasn't a market for stolen minis it wouldn't happen and it's not ford owners buying these parts it's us mini owners
Posted 02 January 2012 - 11:48 AM
Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:21 PM
That's entrapment, fine in the US (we have all seen the US bait cars on Road Wars) but not in the UK. The best it could achieve is finding out where they end up for future reference and to get it back. Sorry to burst the bubble.
Would still be worth finding out where they end up.
the poilce in stevenage put signs up months ago advertising the fact they has set up bait cars. these are big signs around lamp posts in areas that were bad with car thefts. it wont stop smash and grab but it seems to stop car thefts
Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:25 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:36 PM
i know a guy who has had some bother recently with minis being messed with on his drive. both day and night one had its door opened, and a vehicle capable of moving teh car has also been seen in the street driving back and forth. on one occasion their was someone in the house during the day, they saw someone on the drive and went out, and the guy just walked away. only for the same person to sit in a car just up the road watching with a companion. not good!
i know sometimes its just joyriders etc, but im not too worried about them, its the organised groups that are most concerning.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:52 PM
Park it somewhere out the way for a week or two (if its got a tracker it wont be there when they go back to it)
If its still there after the trial run it gets stripped/sold
Knew a few people in the past who robbed trailers/forklifts etc
Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:58 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:00 PM
Posted 14 August 2012 - 12:17 AM
I plan to use all of these but I won't be telling a public forum where they are.
Posted 14 August 2012 - 07:44 PM
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