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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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All these vehicles seem to have loads of (expensive) modifications and additions.


I guess the toys sell quickly online and are over-and-above the value of the stolen Landy. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yule wrote:
All these vehicles seem to have loads of (expensive) modifications and additions. Don't suppose they have much by way of physical security though - that's where my money would go first if I was tooling around in a newish Defender.


Lots do, but lots don’t, or a least only subtle modifications. But if a Landy is to be stolen for parts, I don’t think the accessories would make much difference to whether it gets stolen.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Stolen from Chipstead, Surrey overnight 12th-13th January, a dark blue Defender 110 Tdci hardtop KX09PXU. It is fitted with alloys and a snorkel.

It was seen at Tesco express, Dorking at 0335hrs.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Stolen from Ashton, Wigan overnight 12th-13th January, a blue Defender 110 Tdi station wagon L840VUF. It is fitted with white roof panel and steel wheels and a snorkel.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'm sorry, I know I've said this before but I don't buy this narrative that these new or newish Defenders are being stolen for parts. Is there any real evidence of that? If these models were accident damaged or had parts broken or worn, most of these owners would be taking them into garages if not Land Rover main dealers. Are you saying they are buying stolen parts that are still readily available from Land Rover as far as I know, albeit at a price, instead of ordering them from Land Rover or legitimate parts suppliers? Maybe I don't know what I'm talking about, but I think they are being shipped abroad wholesale in one piece and the flasher they are probably the more they fetch wherever that destination is.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Some might be Geoff. But the end in production and increase in demand and prices has fuelled the thefts too. Who knows what’s in these shipping containers that leave the UK???
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I don't doubt that the end of production has fueled demand and prices - for whole Land Rovers (especially as they're better than their successor, and more useful in some markets, and probably better status symbols too)

What's in the shipping containers? - Land Rovers? - perhaps someone should take a look <hint>
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Some might be Geoff. But the end in production and increase in demand and prices has fuelled the thefts too. Who knows what’s in these shipping containers that leave the UK???

That's about the only thing this country exports nowadays!
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Stolen from Kings Norton, Birmingham between 1900-2000hrs 13th January, a dark blue Defender 90 Td5 V353FPY. It is fitted with a white roof panel and black sawtooth alloys and unusually has white diagonal stripes on the hardtop sides with Defender 90 on it. The tracking device was apparently removed by the offenders.

We are seeing two patterns recently, one around the south midlands, Worcestershire are and another around the south west London, Surrey and Hampshire border...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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The tracking device was apparently removed by the offenders.


That was a piece of kit that was well worth the money then. Shouldn't a tracking device really be a little harder to remove than by some arsehole thieving scumbag?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I thought the idea of a tracker is that it's supposed to be well hidden!!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
It depends what sort of tracking device. A Tracker is a trade name, much like hoover, and one of the better ones, certainly for newer vehicles. You can get very basic ones that send an alert to a mobile ‘phone to others that are monitored and tracked by a company, like Tracker. Then they are different sizes, and it depends who fitted it.

You pays your money and takes your choice.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Another stolen in Ireland...

Stolen from Dunshaughlin, Ireland overnight 15th-16th January, a light green 110 Td5 hardtop 01C21874. It is fitted with a roofrack, roof tent, snorkel, a-bar and black alloys.
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Stolen from Sheffield at 0600hrs on 10th January, a dark green Series 2A LWB ARA936G. It is described as tatty but in daily use. It has red paint shrowing through in places and is fitted with spotlights, a Perkins Diesel engine, overdrive and white steel wheels.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Not a theft of a Land Rover but theft from...

Stolen overnight from a red Tdci 90 in Muston, Leicestershire overnight 15th-16th January, the puma bonnet and doors. The Defender had numerous security features not shared by the owner for obvious reasons which he believes stopped the entire vehicle going. He believes it occurred between 0500-0700hrs.

Watch out for an older defender sporting new doors and bonneted coming up for sale online. Evil or Very Mad
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