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Old 22 January 2007, 08:10   #1
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Some nice individuals took it upon themselves to break in my sisters car, smashing both windows and taking a well hidden sat nav unit,

Is there anything you can do disable/blacklist the stolen device or something please?
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Old 22 January 2007, 11:08   #2
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Unfortunatly not, as the sytem is a passive or recieving system, not transmitting. This is one of the biggest forms of crime at the moment and its not nice at all. They`ll probably sell it for a tenner!
To try and avoid this myself, i got the tom tom mobile which is smart phone based, and means you carry it around with you all the time anyway. Also it can be stopped using the phone sim. The theives can apparently tell if you have a unit (should you hide it well) from the rubber sucker marks on the windscreen! If only the theives put as much brains into working for a living!
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Sorry to here that Ollyt i,ve had two cars broken in into and had 2 worthless radio,s taken and 150 quid each time damage done
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Some nice individuals took it upon themselves to break in my sisters car, smashing both windows and taking a well hidden sat nav unit,

Is there anything you can do disable/blacklist the stolen device or something please?
Sorry to hear this, we were listening to Radio 1 on the way home, one of the items on the news was ref to the ammount of people having Sat Navs stolen from their cars, anyway the important point was is that the thieves are now pushing the home button on the GPS to see where the owner live and then breaking into their houses too!! So the Police were advising people a) not to leave a GPS in your car, b) if you do don't set home as your home address. Nice society we live in now!!
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It would be a nice society if convicted thieves had their hands cut off.
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thanks for advice guys, its not the money, the windows from the scrappy are 17.50 each, its more the 2 trips to go get em, and in this well windy freezing cold weather doing an annoying job like this p*sses e RIGHT off!, shame i can disble the device tho, thanks again , my sisters boyfriend is going mental I swear he actually will hurt them if he finds them
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"my sisters boyfriend is going mental I swear he actually will hurt them if he finds them"
...well, when all else fails....
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So the Police were advising people a) not to leave a GPS in your car, b) if you do don't set home as your home address.
Perhaps you could set home as the nearest police station? :-)
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Perhaps you could set home as the nearest police station? :-)
Thats given me an idea, how about setting it to 10 Downing street, or the Met HQ.

Back to the point, I always take mine with me, its a pain, but cos I have the cheaper Tom Tom, its slimmer too.
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I think it is time you and your family moved.
Sorry to hear about your latest encounter with local low life.

If your sis replaces her nav unit, may I recommend a Garmin Nuvi. If you set a password, it will not boot unless you enter the password or take it to yor home location. Just make sure her home locatoin is not her house, otherwise the b**t**ds will just take it back there to get it going.
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