Clearly a small toolbox with a few random screwdrivers, odd spanners, a crappy jack and maybe a small bottle of oil is just far too tempting for some people.
Seriously though, some people just can't keep their hands to themselves. was anybody about when you fitted the new battery? if so, perhaps that's what they are after??
Hope they keep away now.
Only my next door neighbour that tried making wise remarks about the mini not starting and needing a new battery, as he probably thought that because it hadn’t moved in 3 days that the battery was knackered. Along the usual bull that how he could get a new battery in Halfords cheaper and if he leaves his ‘modern’ car parked up for more than a week the battery is flat etc, etc.
When all I was doing was changing a perfectly fine 075 battery that I’d paid £30 for off the daily and back onto the mayfair, as the 7 year old 35ah Halfords battery the car came with finally died over winter (it was showing only 12.2v for a while but was still starting first turn of the key). Then replacing that one with the £32 eBay buy and messing around with making new bolts from threaded road and battery clamps, earth cables, etc.
The old battery is also sat in the garden ready for when I take it down to the tip. But I’m sure if left 2 similar items one new and one knackered, with the knackered one chained/locked up in some way I sure I know which one would mostly likely go walk about.
But then nothing surprises me, a few weeks back someone tried ripping off/nicking the rear number plate of the other car on the drive failing to notice that there screwed on. Or a few years back when someone else (I’m 99% sure who, just can’t prove it) tried drilling the main lock on the garage a little bit each time (as if I wouldn't notice) and then failing to notice the 3 other additional bolts/padlocks. Not that anything in garage would be worth or easy to nick anyways with most of it being either cheap or second hand and all locked away or chained up to something. That’s of course unless they simply couldn’t do without a box full of random, worthless box of mini stuff (random small stuff) and a few half used tins of paint and spray cans.