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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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And another, sadly.

A green 90 truck cab G399UOD, stolen from outside the owner’s house in Midsomer Norton, North Somerset. Not quite Bristol, but not far away.


Some good news. This one has been found in a field quite local to where it was stolen and recovered by the police.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Just seen a post from Avon and Somerset police advising Land Rover owners in North Somerset to be vigilant and ensure their landies are secure after an increase in thefts and attempted thefts. This coincided with another theft in Frome, Somerset overnight, this time a 110 Station Wagon.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
This looks such a regular business in the area, you'd think it might be worth 'staking out' a few Defenders in hope of actually catching the people responsible - could not the police at least give some priority to actually trying to respond 'in real time' to tracking info when available, or is that too much to ask? Just an idea - it's the only one I can think of.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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And another, sadly.

A green 90 truck cab G399UOD, stolen from outside the owner’s house in Midsomer Norton, North Somerset. Not quite Bristol, but not far away.


Some good news. This one has been found in a field quite local to where it was stolen and recovered by the police.


Was it intact Rich?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
It was intact, apart from the damaged offside wing where it had been driven through a gate, literally.

Geoff, the idea is good. It is done with farm machinery and quads locally, but not land rovers. Locally, our Force have a couple of quad bikes but not land rovers. They’d have to find someone willing to let their vehicle be used for such a purpose and potentially accept the increased risk to it as it would need to be left somewhere with a certain level of risk, and potentially with no extra security so that it does get pinched...
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Where do all these Land Rovers go, the ones that don't turn up again soon afterwards that is? A Land Rover isn't the easiest thing to hide, and how many places these days are so remote that no one ever sees anything suspicious? Or are people too afraid to report suspicious activity nowadays?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Geoff2 wrote:
Where do all these Land Rovers go, the ones that don't turn up again soon afterwards that is? A Land Rover isn't the easiest thing to hide, and how many places these days are so remote that no one ever sees anything suspicious? Or are people too afraid to report suspicious activity nowadays?

A Land Rover is very easy to dismantle and it wouldn't take long to reduce a stolen one to a pile of lucrative parts.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well, at the rate they are being taken, this appears to me a very organised business - and by business I mean racket.
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