Nice to see they do get caught.

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 08:20
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Very please to see this morning that a low life has been caught. Lets hope he doesn't get off with just a slap on the wrist.

http://www.vicpolicenews.com.au/news/4051-queenslander-charged-following-caravan-thefts.html

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Reply By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 08:46

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 08:46
This is great news and particularly for those who have suffered the shock and disappointment of such theft. The elderly couple who lost their Jayco must be particularly relieved! Nice job Vic Police!!
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Follow Up By: Ross M - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 10:31

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 10:31
I thought Queenslanders made a lot of caravans in QLD but it seems they just get them from other states.

That person must have contacts within the Caravan Industry or a Rego branch OR insurance company who feeds the NEW Caravan purchase info to him for perusal and selection. He then Has their suburb and addresses.

I wonder if all vans were with the same Insurance company???
Rotten apple in insurance office.
In Melb he was in a few different places on the same day so he had to have had INSIDE INFO to be able to Visit the various premises for his multiple attempts. Not just one person in this little ring of confidence.
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Follow Up By: The Explorer - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 11:14

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 11:14
..or he just drove around and spotted/recorded location of various caravans stored in peoples front yards over a period of time and then made his move. No conspiracy theory/inside information required.

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Follow Up By: Ross M - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 14:02

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 14:02
G'day Greg
For a Queenslander to cover a vast area of Melbourne like he had done prior to his last job, is a lot of driving around for search purposes.
On Vic news they showed all the attempt sites.
Possible though I suppose.
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Reply By: allein m - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 15:54

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 15:54
Nice one off to criminal university or we call it jail but sadly many learn so much about how to commit crimes while spending time in jail
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Follow Up By: tim_c - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 11:23

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 11:23
I share your concern, but what do you propose instead?
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Follow Up By: allein m - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 12:12

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 12:12
Sadly there is little we can do except try to get people to change there ways but may are happy living a life full of criminal activity .

Like one person I know who had been in and out of jail many times and finally the penny dropped that he was missing out in so much kids growing up ect that he did change but it took a number of long lonely night in prison to wake up he said to me
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Reply By: Bigfish - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 18:10

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 18:10
Pity the mongrel couldn't be deported to Middle East and have his left hand chopped off....
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 19:13

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 19:13
Turns out he served Australia as a RAAF pilot in the Middle East & is suffering from post traumatic stress syndrome!
I'm certainly not qualified to make any further comment as to whether that is an acceptable excuse, I just find it sad!



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Follow Up By: Member - Leigh (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 22:42

Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 at 22:42
I have to agree with you shaker, very sad indeed.
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Follow Up By: Les PK Ranger - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 12:50

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 12:50
Jeez, very unexpected . . . suppose you don't know if his behavior was caused by something like PTSS, or if deep in the blokes nature.

Agree, sad it is not simply a low life thieving scumbag, that would just be too easily the case most of the time.
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Follow Up By: Member - There Yet - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 17:16

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 17:16
Post traumatic stress or not, he knew what he was doing was wrong. He was well organised and and was not stealing on a sudden impulse. Just because he served in the RAAF and may have PTSS doesn't mean we should feel sad because this is his excuse.
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Follow Up By: Bigfish - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 17:29

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 17:29
Not too many criminals who don't have some sort of excuse...Not sorry until they get caught.

Regarding the post traumatic stress from military duties..I am really bleep off that our govt does bugger all for our serving personnel when it comes to looking after them for this sort of trauma when they return home. Vietnam vets know all about the cold shoulder. Pollies feather their own nests and spuke out manure from their lips about how they support our serving military. When you have to buy your own combat shoes and flak jackets you know something stinks. Now the military are getting boots made overseas and bypassing rossi. Boot manufacturers that have quality, reputation and are OZZIE!!..Bit off track..sorry.

Bloke knew exactly what he was doing and deserves the full force of the law to hit him. Bet the caravan owners don't accept his excuse (if he is using trauma as one)..
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 12:57

Friday, Jul 18, 2014 at 12:57
Great job by local Sunbury Police.
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