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STOLEN - Blue 1987 Mini City E731 CPD - Southall **Now found**

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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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#32 OFFLINE   Pillock

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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.

 

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#33 OFFLINE   Angrydicky

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:56 AM

Just to update this thread.

Eerily, exactly one year to the day the Mini was nicked, today the owner was contacted by the Met police to say the car has been recovered, and two people have been arrested.

No idea on condition yet but I will go with the owner to inspect it in the police compound, and make a decision about its future.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 01:33 AM

Unexpected outcome there.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 05:28 AM

Do keep us updated Dicky.  So glad the car has been found, I just hope it is still in one relative piece


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:11 AM

That's a surprise outcome! I have a few random mini bits if any can help the owner out


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:18 AM

This sounds promising. Hope they are reunited soon
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#38 OFFLINE   Angrydicky

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:23 AM

That's very kind of you Mike. I imagine it'll need a steering lock and wheel at the very least (the CCTV was grainy but we now think he used a hacksaw to cut through the wheel rim) but we just don't know at this stage, it could be in good nick or it could be little more than a shell.
I've offered safe storage for it here in Suffolk in the immediate future so it can be removed from the compound, as it's attracting storage fees and the insurance company are keen for a quick resolution.
Not much clue on where it was found yet, but she was contacted by an officer from Harrow police station (not the original investigating officer from Ealing) so probably that sort of area.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:38 AM

A year on and its still in one piece. Assume its been ringed and then used as a daily driver.

In an ideal world, you will get the car back in a better condition from when it was nicked. (doubtful, but here's hoping)

 

As said above, great news and keep us informed


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 06:57 AM

Assuming it's not a ringer, it looks as though the current pondlife hasn't owned the Ovlov for long.
Let's hope the 5-0 get the bastards.
I do wonder if car theft would be lessened in the country if, as punishment, offenders had multiple digits removed, as opposed to fines and/or time at Her Majesty's Pleasure.

Hello. What site is this type of information available on. I know how to check MoT and MoT history and tax - didn't know you could check ownership?

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:05 AM

I use one of these Stoplock Pro's - any good or just cheese? (Stock photo - not my carpet). I also have a padlock and chain I put through one of my spoked wheels. I'd not seen this thread before - was a very low-tech theft - old car and a tow rope. I had my Landcruiser stolen- found it a few streets away with Stoplock still on. They must have lifted the front. But abandoned - maybe Mr Big saw how rusty it was.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:28 AM

Get a disk lock. Even a second hand one of eBay for £30/40 is with every penny.

Just don't lose the key.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:28 AM

Fairly useless is the answer - ok for deterring joyrider scum but to deter more serious criminals who come equipped with tools, disklok is the only way. I've got one for the Mini already if we get it back.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:32 AM

After 1 year ,surely the insurance has already paid out , therefore the car belongs to the insurance company ?


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:36 AM

Thanks. I will look for a disclock. I'm not sure how much joy a 35 yo Landcruiser would provide but good for parts or export for sure.



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Posted 19 May 2018 - 07:37 AM

I had my Panda Parade and Panda Selecta parked next to each other. The Parade (the love of my life) had a normal Stoplock, the Selecta had nothing and that’s the car that had the door bent open.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:18 AM

Hello. What site is this type of information available on. I know how to check MoT and MoT history and tax - didn't know you could check ownership?


It used to be available on cazana, although now it just states 'events happened on this date' or something similar.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:30 AM

Yes and even as a logged in member the event is no longer explained. Was ok a few months ago. So I thought I would buy the check. Still not on that either after £15 !

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 08:30 AM

Because GDPR PANIC
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:03 AM

Yes and even as a logged in member the event is no longer explained. Was ok a few months ago. So I thought I would buy the check. Still not on that either after £15 !


Really? I assumed it would ‘unlock the facts’ if you paid them queen’s heads.
Bastards. Lock ‘em up in the same dungeon with the Mini poaching twerps.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:04 AM

It used to be available on cazana, although now it just states 'events happened on this date' or something similar.


Sure Thing car insurance will give you the last change of keeper date if you start a quote with the registration number.

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:06 AM

After 1 year ,surely the insurance has already paid out , therefore the car belongs to the insurance company ?

We're sure she will be given the opportunity to buy it back. The insurance co have been trying to get in touch already.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 09:36 AM

Good to hear that the Mini was recovered and two peeps arrested.

 

Jogged my memory going back 45 years. My bother had a lovelyTriumph 1300 that was nicked. A week later got a call from the Police and had to go to their compound. They would only let my brother in and when he came out, he was quite upset. The car was a write off.

 

After being reported stolen, it was spotted in an underground car park. It would not stop so a copper managed to smash the windscreen as it drove by.  The guy turned left out of the car park and into a one way system and hit a coach head on. He was dragged out of the car and arrested.

 

The best bit? When he came up in court, he asked for 66 other offenses to be dealt with at the same time. The sentence? Six months probation. We felt utterly let down by the system.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:11 AM

The £15 Cazana check is a big fat con as it tells you nothing more than the free one.

Glad the Mini has been found.
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:53 AM

Bloody hell after a year surprised there is nothing left but the the wheel nuts. Heres hoping its in salvageable condition.


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 11:17 AM

If it needs any work, maybe we could organise some sort of Autoshite task force, a “Shite Force” if you will to descend upon it with tools and shiz to see what we can sort out? I’ll happily donate some time
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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:09 PM

Strewth I do hope this is good news AD, fingers crossed


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Posted 19 May 2018 - 02:22 PM

Any news on its condition?

 

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:11 PM

The £15 Cazana check is a big fat con as it tells you nothing more than the free one.


I know that now! Couldn't believe it, to be frank. Won't use them again

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 10:13 PM

Sure Thing car insurance will give you the last change of keeper date if you start a quote with the registration number.


We'll they had better hurry up and comply or the fine will kill them

V5C has had that part removed for a while now

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