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    Walking to the car in the NCP and could see a pile of glass on the floor in between my car and Picaso brat carrier. As I got closer I could see the passenger side window on the brat carrier has been put through, the glove box was open and sat on proud display in the middle of the windscreen was the cradle for the satnav.

    Are they F**KING THICK!?

    The reason I'm so pissed is that I can clearly see on my car where the smack heads have used my car to lean into the brat carrier. I have some nice big foot prints on the drivers door. They don't seem to have scratched it but I will see on the weekend.
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    Where was this?
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    Sheffield - Atkinsons NCP
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    I'd hate to park in the city centre for work everyday, too many crack heads on the prowl:gun2: , hope your paintworks ok, take it tram or bus is no good then? although that would do my head in using one of them everyday too
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    I would rather risk it than get on public transport.
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    Going down to Exeter this weekend and will have to leave the car in a multistorey overnight for two days - bloody dreading it :(
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    So the car next to you has had the window put through, and the contents nicked, and you're pissed because you have some foot prints (that haven't scratched) on your car? Personally I'd be thinking how lucky I am that it's not my car thats been broken into, and how sorry I feel for the Picasso driver. Especially, as being an MPV they possibly have small children or a baby, and the inconvenience not to mention expense of putting it right is an added burden they could do without. But I guess thats just the way I've been bought up.

    Or were they distracted by the children/been up all night/whatever. We've all left a mobile or a satnav or a wallet on display by mistake at some point in our lives...

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    :o.k:
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    Thats right I'm pissed at their stupidity, I could not care less about their window being smashed for them leaving on clear display a 'come break my windows' sign. I also could not care less about any fcking kids that might have distracted them, unless that is they where stood holding the door from smashing into my car as they got out, in which case my heart then would pump piss for them.
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    No excuse for stupidity. But NCP's are supposed to be secure.
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    If someone does not bother to hide a portable sat nav why lock the car? At least the window would be intact and our friend here would not have footprints on the paint work...

    These people carrier drivers.....

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    I'm with d3fy on this one. And not just because he's from Sheffield :)

    We got a letter from South Yorkshire plod the other day saying that one of our vans had been seen parked on Rockingham Street with the sat nav cradle still attached to the window. Good for them! The employee got a rocket because this isn't the first time he's been told. A letter headed 'South Yorkshire Police' seems to have done the trick.
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    I've calmed down now and will back track a bit. I felt relieved for me and not much else for the other driver. I did report it to the staff in the NCP, not sure what they could have done, but.

    The NCP is next to a Sally Army and is in a not so nice part of the city centre, so.

    I just can't understand how people would leave things on clear display that entice scum to break in.
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    Frankly, leaving a satnav mount on the windscreen is careless.

    Intentionally parking a motor that you're obviously neurotic about in an NCP multistory carpark is the dumbest thing I can think of!
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    And my choice is what? I know this might come as a massive surprise but people have to work in the cities. neurotic is strong, I would just say mildly obsessive.
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    This might come as a suprise but if you choose to park your car in a multi-storey public carpark in a city centre, then you do so with your eyes open knowing the risks that (a) bob the builder might park next to you in his 12 year old escort van (b) A chavster might key your car (c) a scrotie from oiksville might break into your car (d) mrs dippy with 3 kids might ding your paintwork and (e) something else might happen.

    In this case, (e) applies. You got off light - there's no damage - get over it!

    A city centre multi-storey is the last place I'd park a car I was obsessed with - not that I'd ever be obsessed with a car, as my life is thankfully far more enriched than that! :w00t:
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    Plank, I think you may have missed a little of the humour in d3fy's previous post.
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    touché
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    Or, (f) the car park staff are in on a scam with criminals, who tip the pond-life off when certain cars arrive in their lot.

    A few years ago, my brother was running a really nice red Escort S2 RS Turbo. He went to Lakeside Shopping centre with his girlfriend for the day, and parked in the multi-storey (there is also outdoor parking too).

    Much later, by luck he caught the end of a PA announcement that asked for the owner of a red Escort to go to the security desk. The entrance to the car park was closed off because of a fire. It turns out that some thieves had tried to steal his RS and were foiled by the immobiliser. To lose all fingerprints, they popped the bonnet, cut the fuel lines and the f**kers torched it.

    The insurance bill ran into thousands, because the two cars either side of my brother's were write-offs. But more interestingly, this event formed part of a police investigation into some of the staff who worked at the car park. We never did learn what happened in the end, but even the insurance assessor said that these kind of tip-offs weren't uncommon.
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    This thread is depressing me :(

    Anyone know a decent(ish) carpark in Exeter city centre?
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    NCP :lmfao:
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    sorry to hear about the news... I can imagine how you feel!! I've had a number of break ins my self. There are a number of ways to keep these chav's away.... Sometimes you have to understand the way they operate. You live, you learn.....

    Here's a history of mine... These are also just ways you could minimise a breakin!

    First break-in... Had a hire car in Bristol (a 5 day old Vauxhall Vectra - luckily not mine), parked in NCP over night because the hotel couldn't accomadate any more cars on the hotels grounds. Next morning found the rear passenger side window broken into and inside the back seat folded down to gain access to the boot. Luckily nothing was in there at the time. Chav got curious. What's even more lucky was the goodies were in the unlocked glove box. a GPS device and some CDs. Chav got dumb! What I do from now on is if I have to park somewhere unsafe... Fold down every seat and open every glovebox or cubby hole (including the ashtray) so the chav can clearly observe that there is nothing inside. I even remove the parcel shelf and put it on the bottom of the boot.

    Second break-in... House or car, more likely breakins seem to happen before christmas, so the chav's can get there Tracey something nice or to fund there drug habbit. Anyways... This chav was getting clever, there was about 10 cars that had got broken into in one night and no one noticed. I drove a Honda HRV at the time. This night, he was looking at every car that didn't have any flashing LEDs. If you saw a flashing LED in a car it could mean anything. But they will seem to avoid it. This Honda didn't have any flashing LED's. My Pioneer car stereo got stolen. Ripped straight out with the looms all cut.
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    TBH it's not the breakins that scare me - a broken window is easy to replace and it's a company car so won't cost me anything.

    What I'm worried about is vandalism or morons flinging doors open into it as paint and bodywork damage is far more difficult to fix that broken glass. There's also the chance that, with minor dings and dents, the company will deem the damage not significant enough to have fixed so I'd have to live with it or fork out myself to get it sorted.
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    if you're that bothered, pay for Mr Dentmaster yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    That's a bloody good idea. Let's face it, you shouldn't have to but saves a broken window.
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    Dont understand mentality of some people if I see a decent motor then I have no problem just looking at it for what it is dont seem to find the need to add my own pinstripes to it.
    Went last year to some firework display in the sleepy seaside village, not far from me, cheep night out or thought , dont normally leave car just anywhere, misses gets well fed up of having to walk from furthest parking space from supermarket etc, but thought would be fine, parked out of the way on wide grass path plenty of room 5-6 ft from road only there for about hour and half came back to find thick single wavey line through primer down to metal n/s door and rear quater. Had to get complete panels sprayed, luckly for me friend carried out at more reasonable price, was well fed up at time,at the end of the day only a A3 Quattro not some supercar. If only caught them in the act !!!! it was dark no one would have known about beating.
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    Looks like another case for the use of a diesel car!
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    LOL! Mind you, cars are pretty flammable devices on their own with all that plastic, paint and upholstery inside. My brother's RS was totally destroyed - I think only half of the rear number plate was recovered. W**kers. At the time I wished for two things; one, that I'd caught them in the act, and two, that at the same time I was holding a baseball bat.

    Regarding break-ins, I think I could handle it if someone put in a window in an attempt to see if there was anything worth nicking inside, because a window can be replaced easily. What seriously pisses me off is key damage - there is absolutely nothing whatsoever to be gained from it; just total loss for the owner.
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    I am over it for now Plank, and if I was really that upset about parking in a NCP i would not, but I have little choice as I said. On my way out today I noticed another car with its window smashed in a Volvo and guess what was sat in the middle of the windscreen?

    I just can't understand it. I told the NCP guys again and they said it was the 2nd today and the 16th in two weeks. The police are not interested and nor are they. They will not put cameras on each floor, so instead they have hired a little old bloke to walk around the 7 floors. He then told me that the prices are going up 40p a day next week.
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    PS. I also now leave the glove box open and empty and as I take the dog out everyday in the car, there is no parcel shelf so they can clearly see in the car that there is nothing! scum,scum,scum :(
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    Mind you, no disrespect d3fy, but Sheffield is the car crime capital of the UK. I checked the web to be sure and car owners in Sheffield are up to five times more likely to be a victim of car crime than other parts of the UK.
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    Yeah I was watching some ITV trash last night and it said the same 5x higher than the national average. Can you image what Salford is like!
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    Ever notice how 2 threads somtimes end up talking about the same thing? lol

    From 8P security thread:
    I always pick up a stash of KFC/BK/McD napkins for wiping off my sat nav suction marks
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    Not if you keep your car clean ;)
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    That is the poorest excuse I have ever heard for justifying a take away! I think I may be using it myself.

    J.
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    Well it's either a takeaway or the car gets broken into!
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