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Well another wee story tonight.

Young guy, real car enthusiast too with a nice BMW M3 stolen from his house tonight.....2 doors up from mine!!


Reckon around between 7pm and 9pm, brazen buggers!!

They tried my house twice last year if you remember? We live in a decent area too, but the thieving gits head on out from Glasgow to the burbs to see what they can get, well tonight, poor young Alex lost his M3

Really hope they don't get it back, it'll never be the same likely anyway. He put a ton of money / time into that car too, his pride n joy!

Its Red BMW M3 with carbon fibre front splitter
The reg was P8 AHO but I guess that's long since been changed

Keep your toys locked away safely boys n girls as it's that time of year again as the darkness starts to surround us once more

Cheers
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I bet the poor lad is gutted , the car could be stolen to order and straight into a shipping container.
The guy over the road from me had a brand New Audi A4 stolen off his drive
He came home from work ,parked up the car , went in the house and put the keys on the hall table.
Theif went in the house, took the keys and locked the front door .Guy couldn't get out of the house and the theif had the cheek to wave at him.
The car was never found so I assume it was stolen to order.
 

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Gutted when that happens. The problem is that some buy cars that others want and will go to great extremes to get them. Go for a not so popular or expensive car and they do not want them.
Keep your keys well away from the front or back door and out of sight and when locking your car check to see that the car has actually locked to stop the overriding remote addicts. In my case the folding mirrors on double lock show me the car is locked as if there was an overriding remote the mirrors would unfold.

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Nightmare....spoke to the young lad, he's only like 23 maybe and loves his cars ( has a few ) but the M3 was his baby.....gutted!!

Looks like they forced the rear patio doors breaking the window in the process.....very brazen, got off with around £5k cash plus the Beemer

We stay in a nice area, it's not millionaires row, but nice, some decent houses and good cars.....we seem to be getting hit like this every year now, travelling groups of car thieves and then on occasion the gypsies as well...........WTH are we paying Council Tax for, need more police on the ground

Time to bring the baseball bat down from the closet and keep er handy it would seem.
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£5k in cash ? I have absolutely no sympathy there Jim though I do sympathise over the loss of the car .
Police Scotland haven't exactly covered themselves in Glory as of late , Glasgow has gone like Dodge City
at the moment , I occasionally glance through the Sunday Mail and it looks to me that Sturgeon is largely
clueless about some of these what you would think would be basic issues
 

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Keep your keys well away from the front or back door and out of sight
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and in a metal box if you have remote key locking. While he was away on holiday my mate had his newish BMW 3 series (left at home on the drive) security system fried by an attempt to intercept the signals between key (in hall behind front door) and vehicle. Another BMW a few doors away was successfully nicked around the same time. Several Range Rover variants with keyless entry in the surrounding area have also been nicked apparently. My mate wrapped his new key in foil to see if the theory that it would prevent the signals being intercepted was valid and now has a lockable metal box for his and his wife's keys when they are away!

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and in a metal box if you have remote key locking. While he was away on holiday my mate had his newish BMW 3 series (left at home on the drive) security system fried by an attempt to intercept the signals between key (in hall behind front door) and vehicle. Another BMW a few doors away was successfully nicked around the same time. Several Range Rover variants with keyless entry in the surrounding area have also been nicked apparently. My mate wrapped his new key in foil to see if the theory that it would prevent the signals being intercepted was valid and now has a lockable metal box for his and his wife's keys when they are away!

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That problem only applies to keyless entry and start. A remote locking system only lets them into the car, they still require the coded key to drive the car away.

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Remember my jest about an alarm system that lets the car drive off, come to a stop, then turns off the engine, deadlocks the doors and windows, kills the electrics?

Then you can go and pick them off at your leisure.

Or turn on a gas bottle to put them to sleep.

Or set fire to the car.

It's called an "Arduino" computer. Or you can use a Raspberry Pi.

Read up and have fun.
 

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Guys you’ve got me worried, I’ve got a 520d M sport on the drive. It’s a loancar and goes back in tomorrow as it’s part of the fleet due for sale, it’s got 21 k. On the clock.

I think I’ll put the keys under my pillow tonight :evil:
 

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Lol @ Jag75......you'll be fine, PMA.

That said, you'd think that after something as high profile as this, 2 cop cars in the street, forensics out today checking for prints etc etc. that would be the last we see of them for a while.

Not necessarily the case, last time they tried our door last year, they were back again a few days / a week later!!

Think it was around 3 years ago a lady down the street had her brand new Rav4 ( only a month old ) nicked from the house, using the keys

If they want it, they want it, no matter what

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They will enter the house to get the keys, even come to your bedroom to find them.

Did it to my last boss. Broke the rear kitchen window to get in, kids asleep, took the keys from his bedside table.

Luckily he and wifey didn't wake up.

If you wake and struggle they will beat you and could kill you.

Many are foreign, some are "Brits" and some Are Brits.

They are no longer afraid.

What you do I don't know other than be ready to kill them on sight, or get rid of any expensive car, he did that and replaced it with a Focus.

They found the car in a container at one of the ports.

Cops and punishment? Zilch. Nada. Useless.

That's where we are. Sick isn't it.

Immobilise the car? They might come back to get you to start it if it won't start.

Gotta kill a few.

Arduino, bottle of poison gas.

Then do your time proudly, we'll get you out in a month. Honest.

If Only the GBP would ever speak out and take action when needed.

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My parents had their Alfa 156 way back in 2000 like this, a 2.0 in bright red. We were in at the time, decorating one of the bedrooms - they must have snuck in through the garage door all the way through the kitchen into the hall, taking the keys and my dad's wallet. This sort of thing wasn't so prolific back then so the first reaction in the morning was that my mum must not have locked it, luckily I remembered hearing it beep when she got home although it wasn't long before we worked out the keys and wallet were also missing.
We did get it back, picked up from a cinema carpark of all places not too far away. All fine except for a scratch and they somehow broke the climate control.
 

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I installed a Tracker in mine. The car is probably not worth much but I feel better knowing its in there. Its also handy when your car is out of your hands and into the hands of a garage or a parking company at the airport. You can set alarms on the phone if it moves or goes out of a certain area. You can also have a kill switch that turns off the petrol pump. Cost is around £75 and then after that it is £20 a year for the website.

In my 20's I had a Ford Escort, worth a fortune now, I fitted a circuit that switched off current from the alternator to the battery. It was controlled by a switch I fitted hidden under the dash. My car got nicked then promptly stopped in the middle of Lincoln High street, with a flat battery, some 14 miles away and refused to budge. I got a phone call from a rather annoyed policeman asking why I had dumped the car and causing chaos in the middle of town.

So fit a tracker guys. Dead easy to do and you can sleep better.
 

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Back in the days when I had my XR4i, one of my fellow XR owners had his nicked from his garage. So he got a new one. Fitted sleeping police men, high end Clifford at the time, and other high end immobilisers. Spent a fortune, and woke up one morning to the car running on the drive with a note on the dash - “if we want it, we’ll have it”
 
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