Had my Car broken into overnight


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Got up this morning and a neighbour knocked on the door to alert me that my car door drivers side was all bent at the top, so went out to have a look and some slippery little s***e had got a screwdriver into the top corner of my door and wedged it open enough to get there grubby little fingers inside and yank the frame of the door down by about 8 inches wrecking the door in the process, how the glass didn't break i'll never know...

The little toerag then proceeded to pull my cd/radio from the dash and rifle my glove compartment for goodies, lucky it wasn't locked or no doubt they would of smashed that as well...But luckily all my cd's were home made recordings of my originals and they didn't want those so they left them alone..

The stereo was only about £120 when new, but would only fetch about £20 on the pub scene nowadays as it was over 2 years old...

But it's gonna cost me 2 years of my 4 years no claims bonus and £150.00 excess for a new door and stereo, all for what some little sh**e is gonna get a score for down his local pub........Makes me sick....:mad:

To add insult to injury the scenes of crime officer who came to fingerprint the car and look for DNA evidence said these herberts are all clued up and wearing gloves nowadays and face masks so as not to leave any saliva behind from their breath which could incriminate them....He was right he found nothing...

Good news is my insurance Admiral have taken care of everything for me and are getting the garage to pick my car up for the door repair, and are giving me a courtesy car, and having a specialist fit a new stereo for me, so it looks like i'm gonna get a better stereo than i had originally....:thumb:

One sweet note i can live with is the fact that the radio had a fault and would not hold any radio station in its memory for any longer than about 20 minutes, so whoever buys it, is going to be retuning the radio every 20 minutes and wondering why...:lol: ...He he he he..
 
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Unfortunately m8 they have done it once so chances are they will attempt it again.

A good friend of mine had his done 3 times in a fortnight. He don keep anything in his car really, well nothing of great value but it was mighty annoying. He too had all his door buckled out. Rain water kept coming thru onto his seat lol
 
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Get an alarm professionally installed. Cant cost you more than another £150 excess claim and losing more NCs

Unlucky mate.

I ******* HATE PIKEYS scum of the earth sons of... you get the idea.

Dont worry mate when im a cop if i find the chav that did it i'll give him a hiding to be proud of. I have no time for theives.
 

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Grrrrrr! It makes me so angry hearing people doing things like this - ruining your no claims for some little so-n-so to have a radio to flog on.

I hope it gets sorted quickly mate :thumb: At least your insurers seem to be on the ball!
 
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Dont bother with the alarm, just wire the car to the mains of your house and blow the w*nker up when he returns. Best just to leave NOTHING in your car. Can you get a new CD Player which has one of those fronts that you can take off and keep with you? That way there is no point in stealing it.

Are you planning to join the police Chris?
 
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Sorry to hear the news crazylegs.

So Chris when you starting training to be officer dibble?
I suppose you also want to carry a gun & drive a fast car?
Friday's & Saturdays are fun, lots of drunks and the odd one hurling in the back of the car and it's the driver who has to clear it up!!

If we carry our PCReview fridge magnets will we be let off:rolleyes:
 
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Yeah joining police after Uni :) (if all goes to plan)

Admittedly i wouldnt be a corrupt cop i'd be a nice cop... BUT if i ever caught anyone breaking into my car at home i wouldnt like to be held responsible for my actions. NEVER f*** with a mans car. Ever.

I would like to drive a Volvo T5 and i would like Armed Response training - yeah. I would also like to learn to fly helicopters with them too.

Ha - back of the meatwagon is a sealed unit so you just rinse it out with the hose pipe!
 
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christopherpostill said:
i would like Armed Response training - yeah. I would also like to learn to fly helicopters with them too.
ARV's are not all they are hyped up about, can be very stressful & if you discharge your weapon with out using other reasonable methods you can get prosecuted if the person you slotted gets injured.

As for Police Helicopters, most forces pilots are contractors and are nearly all ex-military. It is felt that the experience gained while flying for the military is invaluable for police flying work. You could of course be a Police Observer, but competition is very strong for the limited places.

What force you joining Chris & would you apply under the accelerated promotion scheme?
 
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I would be hopefully joining the Hampshire Constabulary.

I have heard ARV isnt what its cracked up to be... so i dont know.

Yeah i thought they might use military - wasnt sure - but observing could be fun i guess!

The Hampshire Constabulary have a plane though, not a heli, and i'd love to go up in that.
 
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Friday's & Saturdays are fun, lots of drunks and the odd one hurling in the back of the car and it's the driver who has to clear it up!!

Unless of course your in custody juty, or looking after the prisoners :p.

I have heard from alot from officers (cant say who) that its such an intersting job, you really dont know what might happen.

Go for it Chris, if thats what you want:thumb:

EDIT: Sorry to hear about your car crazylegs, hope it wont happen again :D
 
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If you ever need any advice my postill give me a shout, about 8 of my good mates are cops. All just seemed to join etc!! haha. I feel left out.
 
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cool ta..

I feel like i have hijacked this thread!!!

I hope they catch this piece of good for nothing scum who broke into your car mate.
 
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christopherpostill said:
I hope they catch this piece of good for nothing scum who broke into your car mate.

They will do, it will just take a while.

Did anyone see the guy break into the car?
 
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sorry to hear that, nothing really you can do to prevent it though except fit an alarm un

My bike got nicked from me last month. Was a Specialized - cost me £400 4 years ago, probably still worth a good £150.

I had a really good D-Lock for it, but the pikey **** sawed off the drainpipe instead!

I hate thieves. Just because you are too lazy to get a job you steal things that took other people possibely years to save up for.

Worst thing is that the police can't catch them.
 
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I believe in the death penalty. I also believe in America's "three strikes" law. And for theiving b*stards, if caught, cut off their hands.
 

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I'm sorry CL :( Unfortunately, if this guy left no prints or DNA, then chances are this guy won't be caught, unless he comes back anyway. & the police generaly don't place a high priority on this sort of crime I'm afraid. &, if this guy is this well organised then chances are he's selling through ebay or the like anyway.

One thing one of John's boys did was, he took the front off a really old, cr*ppy car radio & made a fold down false front/door with his CD player behind it. Looked absolutely convincing & utterly not worth stealing. Was a nice car too, but it still fooled them. An idea maybe?


Chris, you have honesty & integrity & I've seen you maintain them even when it's meant putting yourself under the microscope, which, of course, is the hardest form of honesty of all. It's hard to earn my respect, but you have done. I don't doubt for a moment that you will make an excellent police officer :)
 
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I think I've suffered most types of car theft/crime, it started in about 1971 when a transit van I was using was broken into overnight and a big portable transistor radio was stolen.

What else?

Umm....

VW Beetle front wing and bumper ripped off whilst parked.

Vauxhall Cavalier front wing smashed whilst parked.

Volvo 240 Estate Rear windscreen smahed and power tools stolen (they were out of sight).

Wife's (ex) Ford Escort door literally ripped off to steal a cheap cassette/radio. Car taken to breaker's yard after that.

Wife's (ex) Maestro stolen, 16 year old driving it around, spotted by police, chase ensued, youth wrapped it round a lampost, car written off, 16 year old got one year's probation.

Wife's (ex) Nissan hatchback stolen, found dumped three weeks later in Hackney, minus most engine parts. Written off.

New Vauxhall combi van I was driving, driver's window smashed, my briefcase stolen, nothing of real value in briefcase, I was a fool for leaving it in cab.

My Lambretta TV175 stolen from Margate Sea Front, I found it one day later in car park at the local hospital. That was strange.

I know there are others, but I can't remember them all.

Chris, I see you're committed to becoming old bill. You gonna have to try and develop a more reasoned attitude before branding everyone as a chav just cos of how they dress. And I myself would turn a blind eye if somebody you were SURE had committed such a crime got a good slapping.

I've mentioned it before, my experiences with officers of her majesty's police force are mixed. Suffice to say I never feel at ease with one, and I'm an honest guy. I get the feeling they're only out to nick you. Or maybe beat you up in the back of a meat wagon. Or confiscate me spliff.

I do socialise with one, he seems like a good guy, apart from the way he treats his women, it seems, but I'd never trust him. Ever.

That line about 'You don't mess with a man's wheels' or similar, that be John Travolta from Pulp Fiction :)

Crazylegs, I'm real sorry to hear of your experience, I know what it feels like, at least your iunsurance company seems ok.

As for the suggestion to wire mains to the car, that is actually quite easily done with an inverter run off the car battery. However, if wrong person touches mains, gets shock, possibly suffers heart attack, you'll be sued to high heaven.

If thief gets shock, it won't kill him, but he'll get the right nark and probably smash bodywork to a pulp and slash all your tyres. I've slashed one car's tyres before, all four of them, it took about twenty seconds and was silent, very easily done with a Stanley knife. I'm not sure I should be saying this :eek:

The vehicle owner had smashed into my van parked outside my house whilst he was drunk driving. He actually had the nerve to knock on my door and ask me not to report him to the police. But I did, he was nicked, and when his vehicle was left behind, well.....

And yes, I also would like to string these petty criminals up by the dangly bits, but keep a perspective on things and try and stay within the law, cos old bill will nick anybody, and that means you, even if you're morally right.
 

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Yes, that will be the bit that can destroy you. All the times when you will have to do things that are LEGALY right even though they are MORALLY wrong.
My mum was a social worker for about ten years. Eventually her Doctor told her that if she didn't leave she would have a heart attack within the year.
Any profession that puts you in a position where you have to betray your own sense of 'honour' can destroy you. And this job will put you in that position.
I've also seen that you're quite determined to become a police officer.
And I believe that you will make a good police officer.
But you haven't chosen an easy path
 
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Murdochs got a nice collection of shotguns, rifles & the odd flare gun:rolleyes:

It's just the idea of Murdoch & weapons does not go to well, he did once chase a thief who nicked his mini down the road & used barrels which took out the back window, thief decamped and was last seen running very fast down the road with Murdoch in hot pursuit trying to re-load the gun.:eek:

We managed to stop him before he could re-load though:eek: :eek:
 
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thief decamped and was last seen running very fast down the road with Murdoch in hot pursuit trying to re-load the gun.:eek:


Ha ha i would of liked to have seen that...:lol:

Thanks everyone for there comments, maybe i done a wrong un to someone in the past and this is the way it has come back on me...We'll never know will we....
 

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