Stolen Troopy

Submitted: Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 22:50
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Hi, today some low like stole my Troopy. The rego number is 1DLZ-293. The vehicle is White with Red bull bar, Red roof rack and Red wheels. If you see is could you please report it. Thanks Rod.
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Reply By: Member - John - Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 23:04

Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 23:04
Rod, sorry to hear of the theft, but some idea of location would help narrow down the search area. Hope you get it back.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 00:08

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 00:08
1DLZ-293 makes it a West Australian registered vehicle. Unfortunately, the 'Cruisers are a popular item for thieves, they either part them out or use them in ram-raids on stores, because they are so robust.

Rod, it would help if you supplied a photo showing any distinctive features that might assist in the search - and give some idea of the region where it was stolen from.

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Member - John - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 01:15

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 01:15
Ron, hi, realise that the vehicle is WA registered but it may be anywhere in Aus if the owner is touring......
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Follow Up By: Top End Az - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 08:24

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 08:24
Sorry to hear about your loss. It sounds like a fairly distinctive looking vehicle so shouldn't be hard to recognise regardless of where it is.
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Reply By: Rod W6 - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 08:39

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 08:39
Yes sorry it is Western Australia.
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Follow Up By: Jeff D - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 09:05

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 09:05
I thought it was compulsory to have a vehicle immobilizer fitted in WA to eliminate car theft.

Am I right?

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Follow Up By: AlanTH - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 10:30

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 10:30
It may well be compulsory but has anyone told the thieving low life it's to stop them stealing the vehicle?
If they want it bad enough no immobilizer is going to stop them as the number of car thefts shows.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 10:49

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 10:49
Jeff - Yes it is, you can't get a vehicle registered in W.A. without an immobiliser fitted.
However, vehicles are still easily stolen by thieves who break into houses and find the keys unsecured - usually lying on the kitchen table, or somewhere easily accessible by the front door!
So the message is - secure your keys at all times!
Occasionally violent thieves will threaten a driver with a knife or screwdriver to get hold of the keys.
4WD's are highly desirable items for violent thieves, they can ram police cars and get away, they use them in ram raids, and they can part them out for big dollars.
Tracking devices are cheap today, it's probably well worth the effort to install one if you have a high-dollar value 4WD.
There has been a huge spike in car theft in W.A. in the last 12 mths - in fact, there's been a huge jump in crime rates overall in W.A..
The W.A. police are struggling to contain the crime wave. It's largely driven by a need for drug money.
Be alert and take all necessary precautions to protect your valuable property.
Simple GPS car tracking devices are available from the likes of Jaycar from $159.

Cheers, Ron.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 12:34

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 12:34
"The W.A. police are struggling to contain the crime wave. It's largely driven by a need for drug money."

Well, that and the huge 'industry' supplying stolen parts for popular / scarce 4WD and other parts.
It's well know there are elements here that would have that troopy stripped in hours, panels, parts, made unidentifiable, loaded into a container, nad be on it's way to an overseas location for sale to that market.

The stolen hilux stories in the news in the past year or so even show they can containerise whole cars and ship them off to overseas for use by outlaw armies / gangs as their preferred transport.
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Reply By: Motherhen - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 09:06

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 09:06
Hi Rod

Are you on Facebook or have family or friends on Facebook? If you post a photo or two with more detail on Facebook, people share, and thousands of people will be watching for it within days.

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Reply By: Rod W6 - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 19:31

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 19:31
Found it, so you stop looking. Thanks for your support.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 21:54

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 21:54
Come on, story !!
Fess up, did you leave it in the pub carpark the previous night ?
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 22:21

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 22:21
Ha ha! Sounds like a friends very elderly and occasionally-confused father.
He drove down to the deli to get the paper, came out, couldn't find his car, and reckoned some low-life had stolen it!
He walked home and reported it stolen, and grumbled all day, to all and sundry, about those lousy car thieves.
Next morning he walked down to the deli again, to get the paper - and there was his car, right where he'd left it, the morning before!
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Follow Up By: Danna - Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 23:44

Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015 at 23:44
Hi everyone
My brother’s best friend was young I mean only 26 years old, plumber (not totally mentally retarded) and he have had done same thing.

But my father almost stole a car.
He didn’t remember the exact spot where he left his 67 Holden and coming from shopping he looked around and wow … there it is … same model, same colour …. guess what even key worked .
Well there was unfamiliar jumper on seat, but so what maybe some of his son's friend forgotten that there.
Ok, he was just about to start motor, but he noticed to his surprise he is missing some pedal – clutch yes…car was automatic and his was the manual.
He never exited car so fast in his entire life.
How lucky the real owner decided on automatic version.
Cheers Dana
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Follow Up By: rumpig - Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 at 12:06

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 at 12:06
On another forum the OP has said, some cards that were in his wallet and house keys were found somewhere and handed in. He then found out from the police where that location was, and headed over to search for his wallet and more cards...he then found his vehicle there unlocked with the keys in the ignition. Vehicle is fine and undamaged apparently, which was very lucky for him.
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 at 12:42

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 at 12:42
Rod W6 had better go buy a lottery ticket, with that kind of luck!
I was prepared to wager he would never see his troopy again!
All's well that ends well, what a great Christmas present recovery!
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 at 16:17

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 at 16:17
Wow, so obviously the thieves got his keys !!
Jeez, either went into his home or they were left in the ignition, which still happens in some towns.

Either way, maybe a few little inconveniences like stolen credit card or atm cards etc, but the troopy's ok :)
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 at 20:44

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 at 20:44
Danna, reminds me of a story Mum & Dad tell of a day out in the early 60's to watch the cricket or something at the SCG in their VW beetle. Mum was pregnant at the time and they decided to head off home early. Located the beetle in the rather full car park, unlocked and started the car and headed off home. It wasn't until they got north of the Spit Bridge and Mum openend the glove box and didn't recognise anything in it they realised they'd driven off in the wrong car. Dad swears he tried to locate the spot in the car park where it had come from but couldn't find it - they eventually found theirs, swapped cars and headed off home rather sheepishly. They still wonder what the reaction of the owner was when he found his car moved....

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Follow Up By: Ron N - Thursday, Dec 17, 2015 at 11:54

Thursday, Dec 17, 2015 at 11:54
Here's the parking problem solved, if you live in the Middle East.

Where did I leave mine?
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