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Just thought I would post this up due the manner in which Kes's car was stolen. Very worrying, make sure you investigate car alarm armed with cattle prod!
If anyone does spot it, post it up and I will post on 200plus site.
Dave


My Mazda 323 GT-R was stolen this evening from Sale, Cheshire. To cut a long story short, 2 guys jumped me wearing balaclavas and with a cosh right outside my flat, and took my car and my keys. The car is black, and one of only approx 10 in the country. 3 Bonnet vents, and an EVO style front bumper, plus 15 inch TSW Imolas. The car was stolen approx 8pm tonight, and they headed in the Altrincham direction from here. If anybody sees or hears anything, please mail me straight away. The car is so rare, it will be hard to shift, and my guess is the thieves have no idea what it is. Also, be careful if your car alarm is set off a couple of times. Thats what happened with mine, and one of my neighbours saw them do it, I found out later. I went to check the car, and the next thing I knew... I was just heading to the monthly meet at the time.
As you can guess, I am absolutely gutted, and a bit shocked to say the least.
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Kes
 

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er the word tracker springs to mind

comes into its own here and did he have one?
Mind you if they want it that much then I guess there aint a lot you can do.
Will keep eyes peeled an dhopes for a safe return.
 

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Tracker

No idea and I dare not ask him. I guess it is a good thing that our insurance demands a tracking device.
 

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What a horrific incident .

Hope you gets your car back in one piece and those bloody 2cers get caught !

We shall all keep an eye open for it Kess .

It goes to show NOBODY is safe unfortunately ,whatever car one drives !
 

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This sort of thing does make me wonder about posting Reg's up on the board (a few spotted ones of late).

Saying that unless we drive around with false plates on, they only need clock us, or just attend a meet with a note pad.

Hope its returned!
 

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Something else people need to be aware of and something happened to me with a previous 300ZX, that is the car thief spots your car, notes the reg and type etc, then sends off to the DVLA for a new log book, saying they have just bought the car, previous owner lost theirs, the DVLA then write to you saying someone has tried to register your car and if you don't respond within 30 days the registration then passes to the car thief, who then pinch the car and have all the relevant documents, can then take the car to auction, without suspicion. I luckily called the DVLA as soon as recieving the letter and informed them I was still the owner, but was due to be out the country for just over a month, if it had happened whilst I was away, the 30 days would have past without me knowing. The garage I sold the car too, informed me of the scam whilst relaying the story, saying they know of a few people its happened too. So be aware.

But it does show what some people will do to get around sophisticated car security, jumping people outside, their house, shotguns in their faces whilst in bed, the middle of the night. As someone said, Tracker seems worth every penny.
 

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I think i'll be investing in some new security devices soon.

We all get people nosing around our cars in appreciation (i had one kiddy today jump off his bike (in motion) and pacing round my car for a while today - spotted him from the office window), but how many of these "admirers" are actually checking the car out (making notes of security items, etc). All it takes is a quick look and then driving past for a few days to check whether it's parked there everyday.

All i can think of to deter is Alarm, Immobiliser, Tracker, Removable steering wheel or one of those HUGE diskloks, and security film on the glass. But as has been previously mentioned, if they want it, they'll find a way...including smacking you about with some kind of "tool" and pinching the keys.

It's all very, very sad. Personally, i'd be obsessed with keeping an eye on it if i owned a skyline. I'm bad enough with the Pulsar, let alone something that's worth much more....

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good work Si

and that is pretty scary. Would be about right with those civil service monkeys in wales.
You can phone then up and say Oh I got cut up by so and so here is the plate, car make and sometimes they give out the details.
Frightening.
 

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I'd personally rather take a kicking than hand over my car keys, but I guess when the situation presents itself its never as simple as that. A friend of mine has had his car nicked twice (two different cars) by thieves that have just opened the back door while everyone has been watching T.V, in broad daylight, and taken the car keys from the table. That is an extreme example I suppose, but how many of us leave windows open during the day.

I must admit I'd never heard of the trick Simon has mentioned - I'll be on the watch out for that. I would've thought the DVLA would do more than assume that non-response = defer ownership of car. Like you said, people often go on holiday for longer than 30 days.

I can see why insurance companies make Trackers compulsory on these cars, certainly wont get any complaints from me about it :)
 

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there is also another oneI heard on the news a few weeks back, "fishing rod through the letterbox", apparantly there was a spate of high end cars going in North Yorkshire, they go up to the house, stick the rod through the letterbox and lift the keys of the table by the front door, where most people just dump keys, when they come in. They would then go to the car bleep the alarm, immobilser off and calmly drive away, This warning came from the police. A lot of mercs, beemers etc had gone in a short space of time.
 

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its not someone nicking my car that bothers me (if iam not there to be beatten up that is )
its the joyriders of the night slaming into me that worrieis me !
 

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On that note, at night I park somewhere which I consider to be pretty safe - however one night some drunken loon managed to lose control of their car on the road opposite, careered onto the grass embankment seperating the car port from the road and ploughed straight into the back of my Dads car.

The irony of this was that it was the first day I had ever switched car parking spaces with my Dad (my car had been in for respraying). Just goes to show that nowhere is really 100% safe.
 

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What worries me about car thieves is what I will do to them if I get my hands on one! Drunken drivers don't rate much higher in my book either. A bloke who lives by my mate has a Toyota Supra, one night my mate got woken by a loud crash. He looked out and saw 4 15 year old joy riders running away from a metro that they had crashed at a fairly decent spped into the back of the Supra. The worst bit is it was deliberate!! They were doing it out of jealousy, and had dont it to several performance cars in the area.

They got caught by the police and low and behold got of with a caution. :mad:

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Simon H said:
Durzel,

also shows you have a guardian angel looking after your pride and joy;)
This was with my Astra unfortunately - although I'm hoping my guardian angel has been transferred to the Skyline.
 

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is it possible to electrify a car so if they pinch and drive off it i Will knock em out (for good )
and say it was just a problem with the alarm that needed fixing hehe
 

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Unfortunately no, not over here anyway.

In South Africa they have a legal anti-carjacking device (it's commonplace over there apparently) which is basically a flamethrower bolted onto the side of the car. Someone looks like they're about to steal the car, or even looks at you funny, and you torch them.

The funny part of it is that it is marketed as a "non-lethal" device, and is even approved/endorsed by the Government. How setting someone ablaze via a 10ft flame is deemed "non-lethal" is anyone's guess.
 

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We should have that, blind eye, to frying car thieves. Alas we don't, we have the rap them in cotton wool and don't hurt them, if you touch them in any way, you are the one charged with assault and possibly put in Prison. while they get a caution.
 

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Maggi is to blame

In a proper socialist world we would all get a free Skyline & beer fridge & women would get a new washing machine every 18 months. But we don't in a perverse way its a complement we are the elite.

Weston:smokin:
 

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that flame thrower isnt lethal coz unless they stand there for a couple of mins it wont kill
but i will blind them forever even on a small blast!
 
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