Land Rover Thefts
For those of you who use / own a LR you may already know that the Defender is one of the highest stolen vehicles in the UK. The following is a list taken from another site of LR's stolen in the last few weeks. Time to be extra vigilant !
"Following is a brief summary of recent thefts/attempted thefts in the past two or three weeks that have posted up on Landy Watch (in no particular order).
10th Oct - 110 White stolen from Darwen
7th Oct - 90 Red Td5 stolen from Mansfield
9th Oct - 110 Puma stolen and recovered in York (recovered thanks to tracker - brand unknown)
3rd Oct - 110 Green Tdi stolen in Sheffield
13th Oct - 110 Td5 stolen and recovered in Skelmanthorpe (no extra security - thieves abandoned vehicle)
25th Sep - Light Blue SIIa stolen from Careby
6th Oct - Black Td5 90 stolen from Penwortham
10th Oct - Blue Td5 90 truck cab stolen from Knowle
11th Oct - White Tdi 110 SW stolen from Witney, Oxon
13th Oct - Attempted theft of Defender in Lower Shuckburgh. Thieves beaten by Disklok, pedal lock and gear stick lock (guessing X-Eng??)
East of England
10th Oct - Disco stolen from Stoke Holy Cross (very limited info)
7th Oct - Green 130 tdi tipper stolen from South Godstone
24th Sep - Black 110 SW Tdi stolen from 'Kent' (no more detailed location info)
Today - Attempted theft of Defender in Reading station car park. Thieves beaten by Disklok and 'Ardcase pedal lock. Secure cubby box jemmied open but nothing taken
12th Oct - Light Blue 110 tdi SW stolen from Frome
In most cases, info on extra security employed (if any) is limited to non existent"
And the list continues
"Update on recent thefts reported on LW ......
18/10 Stolen from Newton le Willows - Red/White roof 110 Td5 HT
20/10 Stolen from Kings Norton - Blue/White roof 90 Tdi HT
19/10 Stolen from Sindlesham - Green 90 Tdi HT
24/10 Stolen from Lemington - Blue/White roof 110 Tdi SW
29/10 Stolen from Wyberton - Black RR
28/10 Report of a Red Transit suspected of 'casing' Defenders in S20 postcode area of Sheffield. Reg of Transit S21 UBY. Two blokes mid 30's - Police have been alerted.
27/10 Stolen from Iwerne Minster - Epsom Green 90 Tdi. Crook lock on Steering wheel and second from clutch pedal to steering wheel beaten.
31/10 Stolen from Billericay - Epsom Green 90 Tdi SW
1/11 Report of Puma bonnet / doors pinched in S35 area of Sheffield (Colour not specified)"