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      05-10-2012, 06:12 AM   #23
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I'm afraid I've done this hundreds of times, walked past a car that I like & done a quick detour round it to have another look. The apparent use of a remote is also something I do regularly to double check my car is locked, even to walking out into the road, or suspiciously back towards my car while pressing the remote till I’m close enough to get a signal, so if this is suspicious I’m likely to get arrested myself. Having said all of that I can sympathise with the OP, safe in the knowledge that my car is safely tucked up in a garage, and the revelation about them “hiding in the gully right next to the bay window” certainly puts a slightly different complexion on this and, under the circumstances, I would certainly report it to the police.
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      05-10-2012, 06:32 AM   #24
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I can show you a similar picture/looks anywhere in the world where Gypsies can be found...
I'd suggest you spend more time learning about the Eastern Europeans before generalizing them
I am very interested to see that photo out of curiosity.
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      05-10-2012, 07:58 AM   #25
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I agree with smash and grab.
I know what you mean but it sounds like you are condoning smash and grab
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Agreed, that does look fishy, definitely report it to the police.
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      05-11-2012, 01:35 AM   #27
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I know what you mean but it sounds like you are condoning smash and grab
Oh yeah That's what happens when you're rushing out a post on a smart phone while pulling into the station you need to get off at!
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Report those fcukers to the police.....they do look and act dodgy...

reading "looked like eastern european"...I knew some Politically correct freak would jump in!!!....luckily its not as bad as Piston Heads....

seriously!!!....black, brown, yellow, white....who cares...we're all humans...( excluding those paedoes and terrorists...)
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Based on the other vids you have on YouTube I'd be looking to sell the car and buy a house in a decent neighbourhood!!!
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Based on the other vids you have on YouTube I'd be looking to sell the car and buy a house in a decent neighbourhood!!!
I'll second that one. 30k worth of a BMW parked in what looks like a warzone is always going to attract attention.
Best way to prevent theft is to live somewhere that's not full of thieving cants.
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Hey,

Glad your car is ok. Wanted to ask what camera are you are using as I'm interested in putting one out side mine too.
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Based on the other vids you have on YouTube I'd be looking to sell the car and buy a house in a decent neighbourhood!!!
actually i love where i live and the neighbourhood is pretty safe compared to alot of other places (as per police.uk) the ONLY thing missing is a garge ! i would LOVE to have a garage but since i have been living in the house for many years why let that stop me from driving and thoroughly enjoying a 3L twin power turbo 300hp open top car

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Glad your car is ok. Wanted to ask what camera are you are using as I'm interested in putting one out side mine too.
thanks mate ! not sure what type it is but purchased it from maplins.
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I'll second that one. 30k worth of a BMW parked in what looks like a warzone is always going to attract attention.
Best way to prevent theft is to live somewhere that's not full of thieving cants.
problem is though no matter where you live your car will not be parked up all day every day in your garage ! living in a safe neighbourhood does not guarantee that your car will be safe only makes it a little less likely in my opinion. how many times have people actually broken into nice homes just to take the car keys or when you are out shopping etc

i have resigned myself now that there is a good chance my car will get stolen even though i have taken the neccassary precautions. the worst part is, apart from the fact its the best car ever have owned (so far), if it does get stolen is having to choose another make or lower spec second hand bmw but what i will NEVER do again is buy another new bmw. fyi a friend of mine who installs car alarms knows of 8 high end bmw's being stolen only last week !
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