Beware - Mini Owners In Dartford
Posted 28 January 2011 - 02:58 PM
Just wanted to let you know that my 2000 Cooper Sport was stolen from the car park of Dartford Grammar School on Monday, in broad daylight, immobiliser overriden and everything. Fortunately some of the pupils saw this and were able to give some kind of description and time to the police and it turns out yesterday that the police found it in the Orpington area when executing a search warrant along with other stolen cars. I'm hearing that the car seems to be in good condition with even the ignition lock/mechanism in one piece because there was a key in it! (no, not mine). It's in for forensics at the moment so don't know when I'm likely to get it back but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it is undamaged. Will keep you posted but please take extra care if you live around that area.
Posted 28 January 2011 - 03:17 PM
I stopped parking my mini at my mates old place in orpington which was near star lane........attracted the wrong kind of attention (pikoes!)
Posted 28 January 2011 - 03:29 PM
glad your going to get it back ok.
Posted 28 January 2011 - 06:06 PM
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Edited by E.L.M.O, 29 January 2011 - 01:33 PM.
Posted 02 February 2011 - 10:26 PM
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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:19 PM
Ring the police or the recovery company to see if it's able to be released yet!
Still waiting to hear when the Police have finished with it so haven't quite got it back yet.
Posted 04 February 2011 - 07:33 PM
Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:19 PM
on a different note, at a place i used to work, my mate had to get a company out to sort his rover alarm out, the key fob was broke and couldnt get the alarm and immob off. this guy turned up, got a hand held gadget out his car, pressed a few buttons and after literally 1 minute the car was open and engine running with the key. amazing bit of kit, no messing about, cost £95 mind but a quick fix to get my mate on the road, HOWEVER, it does make you think, that code reading device thing in the worng hands would be lethal! no rover with standard security gear would be safe!
i have also heard stories of garagesindividuals at a garages that take your car in for mot, service, repair etc and get a spare key cut in your absence, and at the same time could have a duplicate key fob made up, then a few months later they take it from your house (after all you did fill in a very posh looking job sheet/invoice with all your details on for thier records) makes you wonder eh!
Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:32 PM
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