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Old 28 February 2007, 19:24   #1
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Attempted Theft!!!!

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Can you believe this my boat is still in pieces and some git has just tried to steal the whole rig out of my field!!! He had a nerve he parked in my carpark(The pub that is) which isnt exactly a quiet place walked into my field broke the wheelock and hitch lock off by which time i had seen him entering the field and grabed my torch and ran down there after him. He was driving round in circles then he eventually stopped and i politely (well not quite so politely) asked what he was upto!! He was lost!! Hang on you broke a lock of my gate broke my wheelock and hitchlock of my rib and you were just driving round the field lost!!! YEAH RIGHT!! Then the prick tried to run me over!! Police just missed him!! Anyone else had this problem lately???
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Old 28 February 2007, 19:25   #2
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Did you get his plate?
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Old 28 February 2007, 19:26   #3
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Phil, move your boat. Now. He'll be back for it.
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Old 28 February 2007, 19:33   #4
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Yep police came out and just missed him!! Plate came up as that vehicle but only has the last owners address so they think it was a traveler!! Have taken of two of the wheels on the starboard side and put three chains round the gate!! oh and my van, my bmw and my navara all blocking the field!! Good luck if they want to try tonight!! Will try and move it somewhere tommorow!! Just cant believe he was going to drive out with a huge orange tub behind him thinking nobody would notice!! would have been a squeeze getting it through all the cars parked in the carpark anyway!! it takes three turns to get it out onto the lane!!
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just hope he doesnt come back for my 18 foot skiff!! then i will not be a happy boy!!!
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Old 28 February 2007, 19:50   #6
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Would it be prying to ask what his number plate is? It'd be worth a few places having it pinned to noticeboards...
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I would love to however the police have asked if i can hold it back for a few days as they have their suspect a couple of people!!! im still watching the cctv footage its incredible!! as bold as brass!!
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I would love to however the police have asked if i can hold it back for a few days as they have their suspect a couple of people!!! im still watching the cctv footage its incredible!! as bold as brass!!
You guys seem to have some serious crime problems over there, not that we don't in the states, it is just that boat theft here is a relatively rare experience, as a matter of fact, in all my years of boating in the Great Lakes I cannot recall one boat theft. Sure, electronic equipment, outboard motors, props, things like that, but not entire boats.
Are they easily fenced or moved out of the country?
Will someone please elaborate for the Stateside audience?
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CCTV footage of him trying to run you over?! Hopefully he'll get an attempted murder charge. At least then the police will actually look for him.
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If he's a Gyppo I doubt the police will do anything - they would rather pick on easy targets like us!!! We have a big problem with them in Swansea - I saw a car being chased by about 6 police cars - it went into a local gyppo camp and the police refused to go in there as they didn't want to provoke an incident!!!
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