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STOLEN - Blue 1987 Mini City E731 CPD - Heston, London


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#31 OFFLINE   Morgan84


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Posted 20 May 2017 - 09:35 PM

Things like this make me want to keep my cars hidden away out of sight and not even bother to go to shows any more. Can't have anything nice these days it seems :( 

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Posted 20 May 2017 - 10:39 PM

I doubt that Mini was targetted because of going to a show and being followed back.... probably opportunist, and the fact that if it was a real Krooklock, then they're about as secure as leaving a cheese slice on the steering wheel. Someone probably saw it, told their mate, "Oh, we'll nab that and sell the bits".


I remember finding out in one of my mums cars that if you put your foot behind the pedal, you could lift it up and the krooklock drops off. 

I've since seen that once you remove a krooklock, it makes a really nice lever to break a steering lock too.


For stuff like this - disklock, or put it on a driveway with one of those padlocked poles behind it.

For stuff like a mint Mk1 Mexico, then armed police and keep it out of sight.


Those trackers are OK, but if the car is really worth putting some effort into nicking then you can buy a device that blocks phone signals for about £30. One of them will stop the tracker working whilst you strip it, find the tracker tucked somewhere in the shell, and lob it in the canal. Equally, some people have found trackers put on their cars after a show - crims use them to work out where you live. In this case, a phone blocker would be exactly what you need.


It's a funny shitty old world.

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