Scum are everywhere

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 17:52
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Talking to Alan from Outback in Seaford, there were 3 winches STOLEN OFF OF CARS at the 4wd show! + Numerous spotties.. This was from secure parking too..

Now the wife may understand why I didnt take my car there, would be a smorgasboard for pieces of bleep ....
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Reply By: Big Trev - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 17:59

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 17:59
What do you exepect from the city, a mate of mine from north east Vict. was down there on Sunday and nearly had a punch up with some bloke over walking space for christ sake.
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Reply By: TonyT - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 18:19

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 18:19
Not at the show- which I also checked out- but some mongrel has knocked off my arial for the uhf- great just bfore the long weekend away!
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Reply By: koh - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 19:18

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 19:18
Beats me how they can get this stuff off so quick given the time it takes to install some of it, i couldnt even start my SS comode in the time it took for that to go down the road with out me in it. It gets a bit sus too. the only way these guys could find out about whats in car parks so soon is to be onside with some would-be reseptionists and/or attendants. hear nothing/see nothing and they are within 15ft.. yeah right !

as truckster says - pieces of .....

Dont burn ya bacon !

Bill
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Reply By: macca - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 21:58

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 21:58
Every time I have to take the wagon into town I always park hard up against a wall ,so close a bees dick cant get into the front. So far I have been lucky but I am thinking about what could be happening the whole time. and it dont have to be in town either.try Frankston, Dandenong Narre Warren , Cranbourne and Hampton Park. I call em little bagdad (place of 40 thieves)
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Reply By: shaky - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 23:33

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 23:33
IMHO, the scum comes in two flavours; those that steal the stuff and those that buy the stolen goods.
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Follow Up By: BJ42turbo - Sunday, Nov 02, 2003 at 12:04

Sunday, Nov 02, 2003 at 12:04
Well said, I often wonder which is worse. If no so called "honest" people would buy stolen goods, well I"m sure you can work it out..............Dazz
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Reply By: Chris (W.A.) - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 04:41

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 04:41
Yep, hire one security guard for every 10,000 cars and you can buy a $1500 engel off me thank you very much!!!Nice southerly coastal fishing trip someday.
Chris
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Reply By: reisender - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 06:59

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 06:59
Is the whole outback so bad or is there a rule or list where to stay away?
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 08:07

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 08:07
Reisender,
they are talking about problems in the cities - not in the bush. Like the rest of the world our cities are full of drug addicts who need to rob to finance their habits. Once they've robbed their families blind they steal from the next closest person.
There are a few tips on security in rural towns but the problems are few and far between.Bob
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 (Queanbeyan - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 08:39

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 08:39
Whoa Bob - I admit that there are some scum in the cities but "full of drug addicts" is probably a bit over the top. I actually know some really nice city folk who wouldn't do harm or steal even if they were destitute.
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Follow Up By: Member - Bob - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 09:39

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 09:39
Patrol22,
perhaps 'full of' is a bit of an overstatement, but when I lived in Canberra I had my car broken into more often than I can remember, my house was burgled several times, and my office was broken in to three times. Further, I have to deal with the lying scum on a daily basis, which may account for my perception that our cities are full of them.Bob
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Reply By: geoff - Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 14:10

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2003 at 14:10
Yeah,

I lost the rear wheel carrier of my 60 series, parked in the front yard, (Canberra), I actually sat there looking at if for a while wondering why I was so lazy and didnt put the numberplate back in the tailgate when I took the trye carrier off, (it was early in the morning and I was trying to sell the car), before it hit me that I didnt take it off, some mongrel did......... Now the 80 TD bought to replace the 60 stays well and truly behind the gate of an evening, (and I've given the two Dobermans we have a bit of a talikng too on their observation skills)

Cheers
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Reply By: thomohawk - Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 10:49

Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 10:49
Hi Truckster,

Has there been an official complaint made to the event organisers & the convention centre? Would Alan from Outback know? A club member had his winch stolen on the weekend and another his side window smashed. They also knocked off with his front number plate and vicroads would not give him a replacement plate and made re-register his truck. Needless to say he's a bit P'd off.

Thomo.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 17:42

Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 17:42
Peter from Lightforce is also puttin in a complaint as they caught scum tryin to flog gear.

As for your mate, they rooted him with no KY, Ive had replacement plates, just gone in and asked for them, fill the forms etc etc... wait they cmoe in.
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Reply By: Glenno - Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 19:10

Thursday, Oct 30, 2003 at 19:10
Thing that annoys me is that ARB charge you a whopping price for some anti theft nuts. Why they dont support their customers and put the pressure on the manufacture (IPF) and get them included for free. Or maybe i just drop some loctite on them....

Just back from Darwin and had two little pricks smash the 'Lux passenger window and dig around all my stuff on the backseat and steal 2 cameras. Would have been in the shop no more than 2-3minutes.

Thought about a car alarm / immoboliser before i went away but didnt want to run the risk of extra electronics breaking down in the middle of nowhere. $3,000 of stolen equipment later and im looking twice at that car alarm.

Pricks...
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Follow Up By: michael - Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 16:56

Saturday, Nov 01, 2003 at 16:56
Glenno, went on a trip in 1997 including a stay in Darwin and the scumbags were at it then. They target cars with non - Darwin number plates on the usually correct assumption that there are tourist goodies somewhere inside. Notorious target locations were carparks like croc farm, museum etc. Pity we tourists stand out so much outside our home turf thanks to our number plates. Now wouldn't a national licencing system be a good idea!
cheers DRC
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