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Submitted: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 18:16
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Well i am sitting down infront of my computer and having a rest after a eventfull day. As most of you know , I work as a wholesaler here in Melbourne . I parked my car at one of the warehouses that I deal with , to come back and find all my GPS gear gone . The blood went straight to my head , after been held down by a couple of fellow wholesalers , the manager walked up and informed me that they had fitted out the whole building with the state of the art security cameras. So I spend 2 hrs tracking who walked up to my vehicle .
Well guys at 12: 44 the camera showed we the P**K the ripped me off . Tracked him trough the building and back to his car . The front camera got his numberplate.
After 5 phonecalls to other fellow wholesalers we tracked down who they were . A phonecall was then made to them , telling them that they were busted , I offered them that i wouldn't call the cops if the gear was returned . They turned up in 10 min. with my stuff. They offered a explanation that it was a joke gone wront , this pi**ed me off even more . Once again I had to be held back by a couple of fellow wholesalers .
They have banned from all wholesale areas in Melbourne and i am meeting with police tomorrow to make a statement .

Sorry guys if I have bored anyone , but I felt great to catch the b****rds
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Reply By: Member - Andrew R (VIC) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 18:27

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 18:27
Absolutely fantastic news! What luck it was all caught on tape. Glad to hear its all been returned.

cheers

Andrew
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Reply By: uppy - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 18:31

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 18:31
Hi Eric,Great news Thats one for all of us, And im glad you are going to the police,these guys may have some of our gear(guys from the forum)
regards uppy
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 19:28

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 19:28
Eric, that's the kind of news that makes my job worthwhile! (I sell security cameras!) :-)
We cop a lot of flack about "big brother" and I'm glad that those guys watching you do the right thing also got the mungrols doing the wrong thing!

Good luck with the coppers, probally won't do much though, you did the best thing you could and delt with it yourself in a sensible and as calm a way as you could.

Good work mate and all the best!
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Reply By: Willem - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 18:35

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 18:35
Gee Eric...you have lotsa luck...all bad. First the car and now this. Lucky break with the cameras. Hope they didn't damage your truck. Was it locked?

If you want a sea change, there is always a place somewhere in a quiet country town :-)))

Cheers
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Reply By: joc45 - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 18:36

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 18:36
Eric,
There's something to be said for the Big Brother world we now live in.
Pity that some of its residents are the low-lifes that they are.
Well done! I'd dine out tonight on the strength of that.
Gerry
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Reply By: Member - Bernie. (Vic) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 18:46

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 18:46
Eric
Thats great news & yes I would report them they probably have a house full of someone else's stuff.
What we need are some little spy camera's fitted to our vehicles.

Cheers
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Reply By: Mrs Diamond - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 18:47

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 18:47
glad to here you got your stuff back and dont stuff about mate charge the bastads.
on a lighter note you should show them how a gps works and show them the way to jail on the screen.
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Reply By: robb - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 19:04

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 19:04
Fantastic Eric, glad to hear there is a happy ending sometimes mate... Charge em and tell as many people you can their name and what they do... Cheers
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Reply By: Member - Gajm (VIC) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 19:13

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 19:13
That was not boring at all, made my stomach churn at first, but a fantastic result in the end, I'm glead you got your gear back, and good on you for talking to the police..... I hate mongrels like that
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Reply By: GOB & denny vic member - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 19:18

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 19:18
goodday eric
glad you got youre gear back its a pity your mates held you back and didnt give you a hand becaus if they dont have any priors they will walk out the front door of the court without even getting sore knuckles .a working over might have been more benificial tto you and for them alesson in the big world only problem is unless you know them these days you dont know who your toying with jmo.goodluck

steve
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 19:30

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 19:30
Here Here Gob, that's it mate. I hate to say it, but he's right, they will probally walk. At leat this way eric's not going to run the risk of any of them tracking him down and giving him a work over back, but on the other hand it's a shame they didn't get the bejevous beat out of them...
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Follow Up By: Member Eric - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 19:41

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 19:41
for all that know me personaly , know its not over by a long shot . These clowns are known to me and onthers in the industry . The wholesale industry although been very big , is also very small if you know what I mean. They were told never to step in the wholesale yard that it happened in . They tried to use another wholesaler as a excuse , saying that they thought it was there car and were playing a joke . The other wholesaleyard found out and mentioned they dont know them that well for this to have happened . They are banned from there also now . There doors in Melbourne will shut one by one . Lucky for me I have a lot of respect in the industry and everyone has rang to support me in all ways . I will humiliate this person everywere i see him . I am a little carmer now than I was 5 hrs ago . To watch him cry like a baby infront of many people today was enough to make me happy . I guarranty they will get away with anything , ill make sure of that .
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Follow Up By: GOB & denny vic member - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 20:13

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 20:13
you are probably right eric i would probably have thrown caution to the wind and started swinging but there are othert ways to beat and humiliate them
steve
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:12

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:12
Eric, I would like to have offered him aride in your car to show him how the GPS worked. Probably the middle of the Simpson would be nice at this time of year. Oh yes, Suggest he walk home from there.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 19:41

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 19:41
Ya shoulda smashed them, enough witness on your side to say they thru the first one... No mercy.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bear - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 20:21

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 20:21
I am nearly with you Truckster but it is much more refreshing doing it in a dark lane with no witness's at all.

Much more satisfying.
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 09:24

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 09:24
I'm with you blokes, smashum.

Baz.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 21:44

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 21:44
Eric, I am pleased you were able to get the police work done ealy and get your gear back. I guess they will want to see all the evidence and may want to use it for you in guidance to court for the crims.

Good luck there mate, it would be teriffic to see the justice applied. You never know what other stuff the police may find there. You may still want to pull their electricals but probably best to let the law do it and keep on their best side. Save up for a weekend checkover then ;-) No canaries hopefully in the forest then.........
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Reply By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 23:31

Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at 23:31
Stuff like that peeves me too.... you just don't expect stuff like that to happen in Melbourne......maybe in Berri or somewhere like that ...but Melbourne (&*)*#^%.

Seriously, it is stuff like that happening that takes some of the please out of having a 4wd or going camping. Nothing worse that worrying about your gear or your car while you are out having a look at something. The police should come down pretty heavy on the low lifes.

Andrew
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Follow Up By: Des Lexic - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:15

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:15
Oh Andrew, you astonish me. Berri not safe. Is your car locked up at the moment, Your camping area in June may not be as attractive as the other ones I have in mind.
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Follow Up By: Andrew & Jen (Melb) - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:55

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 11:55
Sorry to astonish you. And Jen said to "think of her". Dunno what she is hoping???????

I meant that places like Berri in Western Australia might not be as safe as Melbourne.... Oh - I guess you thought I meant your Berri!!

Andrew
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Reply By: Member - Bradley- Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 10:46

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 10:46
Good work buddy, send e'm packing with their tail between their legs, as you recovered the gear yourself the cops probably won't do much, but at least you can put e'm out of buisness for being a lowlife scumbag with no respect for others property.. Then again you could take a leaf from the middle east and cut their hand off !!
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 15:13

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 15:13
Man that sux
glad u got your gear back though
dob em in
and get some evil on their butts!
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Reply By: Member - Allan Mac (VIC) - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 15:29

Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 15:29
Eric,
Glad that you were ableto get your gear back and to straighten the mongrels out by all means march the guilty B******* off to the paddy wagon . Unfortunately the long arm of the law wont have much of a say in retribution as some nancy pansy magistrate will let them go home to there way of life with just a smack on the back of the legs. Its about time they got honest with dealing out justice.
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Reply By: Cruiser88 - Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 22:46

Thursday, May 13, 2004 at 22:46
I reckon you guys are bit a bit to harsh on these poor unfotunate people who have to do this sort of thing so they can afford to live............. NOT!!!!!!!!!!!. keeping up with the trend of political correctness there used to be a thing in the Army called contact counselling which seemed to work really well. Unfortunately now you would just be hauled up on an assault charge and get dealt with harsher than these other B*****d's for taking the law into your own hands. Don't let them get away with it.
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