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#16 alex-95

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 05:03 PM

sorry to hear, I hope you find it. Has anyone near by got cctv intalled in there house?



#17 TahitiBlueMiniSport2000

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 05:07 PM

I have checked mate, think this may encourage it.

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Posted 18 April 2014 - 08:54 PM

Really sorry to hear that. I hope it is found.



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:04 PM

I really hope it's found! 

 

There was a spate of thefts up around Dartford a little while ago



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Posted 18 April 2014 - 09:28 PM

Need a bait car like that American TV program and catch the gits!

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 03:56 PM

Once they have the car somewhere else I doubt the ignition and immobiliser would cause an issue, some of these cars must be going onto different V5s bought as damage repairable or just rotten and cheap, swap a few bits onto yours, pop it on the ferry and hey presto!

#22 Gerbil367

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 09:41 PM

Complete gits!  Hope they get caught and soon



#23 MaxAndPaddy

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Posted 19 April 2014 - 10:06 PM

very sorry to hear this, absolute scum



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Posted 20 April 2014 - 08:13 AM

So sorry...such a shame! The utter *!&@! Hope you find it!



#25 jamesmpi

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 11:35 AM

So sorry to see this. Just proves how easy it is to steal a mini if you know what your doing

#26 Mikelove

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:51 PM

Scumbags, id be so pissed. i am building a mini and have bought so many security devices it will take me 10 mins to start it. I was going to paint it tahiti but think i will change the plan now! Hope you get them back. Alarms, Trackers or just standard security?

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 09:55 PM

Funny, i was talking to a guy/ customer in essex last month about security devices on my mini . He said they used to pull the rear window out on minis to steal them! He told me to glue it in!

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 10:03 PM

I was going to plant a bait car once. Although petrol and a mobile phone on vibrate with some matches glued to the back were involved somewhere lol

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Posted 20 April 2014 - 10:14 PM

I travel nationwide in my job and spot minis all the time. I will keep an eye out. I saw a pickup under a sheet the other day in colchester essex on a gypsy site!

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Posted 21 April 2014 - 02:27 AM

I can't believe how often this is happening.

I think it would be a good idea to place a bait car in the area with a tracker. Hopefully they would take it to a lock-up somewhere and once traced, all of the stolen Mini's would be found there.

 

It is obviously well organised crime so it's very unlikely they would turn up in a scrap yard or for sale unfortunately.

 

Perhaps other owners in the area should put up hidden cameras to try and catch the bastards or perhaps a wheel clamp would deter this type of theft.

 

I keep my Mini well hidden and it can never be seen from the road. In fact i doubt anyone even knows i have one in my garage! Reason being, if someone sees me restoring it, they may well wait until the job is done and then try to take it.

You just can't win these days.

 

Hope it's found mate.

 

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