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they tried to steal our cars again!

Aspen Aug 23, 2009

  1. Aspen

    Aspen Member VCDS Map User

    Hi all,

    I speak to you today, exactly 1 week after the 3rd attempt on my wife and I's cars.

    the first time i left the car unlocked, by mistake, and they got my wallet.

    2 weeks ago, I woke up at about 2am and shone a torch onto the drive and scared them away.

    at 3.30 am, last sunday morning, I woke up, next to my wife, to see torch lights shining in the house. I phoned the police, handed the phone to my wife, and went downstairs to find 4 men, dressed in black covered faces just prying the dining room window open.

    I then went mental with a piece of decking spindal and chased the mother-f*ckers from our house, and down the road.

    one of them dropped a head torch. which contains DNA. So whoever dropped that, you're f*cked!

    The police have said that as they have tried 3 times, both our Audi's have been "ordered to steal" so the will be back.

    If they do, they better watch out.

    I will keep you all updated on the developments.

    Watch where you leave your keys. Better to leave them downstairs where thay can find them, than wake you up with a knife to your throat.

    W@nkers. :no:
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 23, 2009
  2. Lee_R

    Lee_R Active Member

    I dont know what to say mate, really dont. (apart from expletives)

    Where in the counytry do you live? Maybe people in the same area can keep and eye out
  3. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

    Jeez, thats awful, do you have an alarm on the house?

    It's the problem now a days with cars being so secure they need the keys to take them now. I hope the DNA nails them before they attempt it again.
  4. MikeSel^

    MikeSel^ Moderator Staff Member Moderator Team Navarra TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter Audi S3 quattro Manual

    Wow, if I was you my house an its surroundings would be like fort knocks, with more flood lights then a football pitch and a large collection of mean looking dogs!
  5. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

    I have a hungry German shepard you can borrow...
  6. kaz219

    kaz219 Active Member

    Thats awfull.

    Lucky for me - i have a dog that doesnt take to kindly to strangers and my Dad owns a shotgun and i know where the keys to the gun safe are!

    Hopefully, you scared them sh!tless and they wont be back and hope they get a match on the DNA so they're f*****s are sent behind bars..
  7. mac1403

    mac1403 Member

    Sorry to hear that mate. There are too many scum walking the streets. Lets hope the police get their finger out and find them before they try again.
  8. Aspen

    Aspen Member VCDS Map User

    i now have cctv, nightvision. motion active recording.

    full on alarm systme, with police alert. And monitoring.

    How stupid do they need to be. Really!!
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2009
  9. Purple Princess

    Purple Princess Moderator Moderator

    I am in shock. Im so sorry to hear about this sort of thing happening so often, To boys on our forum especially. You are a brave man. I dont think I would be able to sleep and I have 4 dogs!!!

    I hope this gets sorted out with no more drama for you matey
  10. ST09

    ST09 Member

    Sorry to hear Aspen .. I hope police get them before they try to steal from you again .. Keep us updated .
  11. paddy

    paddy Audi=No fault code, no idea Team Ibis Audi S3 Black Edition DSG

    Sorry but you get the gun out you will be behind the bars,,,,,,
    they will get a small fine or a conditional discharge. Its just the way the system works...The ******** human rights are far more important than your car.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2009
  12. Broken Byzan

    Broken Byzan Photographic Moderator Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User quattro Audi A4

    Just a quick word chaps, i know this is a hot subject and we all feel for him, but can we please keep the threats and language to a minimum.

    It's for everyones sake.
  13. RobinA3

    RobinA3 Well-Known Member

  14. Khufu

    Khufu Well-Known Member

    Shocking is all I can say. Surely it would be in the polices' interest to watch your house if they are so convinced they will be back.

    i know its not an option (wouldn't be if it was my car!) but ideally let them take the (a similar car?) car and see where they go with it. May catch those furthur up.
  15. s4marsh

    s4marsh Member

    some people think i'm stupid, being paranoid about leaving my car keys lying around the house,i would wait as long as it took to catch them at it again and the results would be unbearable for them... but as previously said we'd be the ones getting jail not them scumbags. i cant wait for the revolution to happen when normal people finally get fed up and take the matter in our own hands not the powers that be. count me in its time for change
  16. Gryphon001

    Gryphon001 Active Member


    Naaaa.... what you need is this


    Trunk monkey rules!

    Seriously though, sorry to hear about what you've been going thorough. Hope they get the ******** and throw the book at them... plus whatevever other heavy blunt objects they can lay their hands on.
  17. Aspen

    Aspen Member VCDS Map User

    thanks everyone, our police in yorkshire are actually very good. There's a big ammount of Gene hunt in most of them.

    And the CSI girl, gave us loads of advice. Then the crime prevention guy came round. Again, amazing. loads of free security stuff.

    The thing I'm worried about is that if it's the gang they think it is. They alked into some blokes house the ther day in Bradfield. Stabbed him, and nicked his keys!

    If they are willing to do that, what else are they willing to do?
  18. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

    First of all sorry to hear about this mate. Not really show what to say. Hopefully you scared the **** out of them and they wont come back or the police get a match from the DBA andcatch the little pr*ck.
    Really shocked to hear about this, seems to be popping up alot only a few weeks ago a member S3 got stolen. Hope they catch them soon and they dont come back.

    Lets hope its not them mate. If so surely the polices should be offering some sort or protection or a police officer watching over the house. I hope they do catch these guys soon.
    Good to see the police have been some help and given free security stuff.
  19. Esox Mark

    Esox Mark Smoke me a kipper...

    Feel for you fella... had my car stolen last year. Thankfully it was my car they got, my wife was away on business and her's is a Cayman S. Which I suspect was their main target... they got in through cat flap and then got my keys... the police were hopeless (I'm in Essex) by the way and the car has still not been recovered. I'm one of several poor thuckers who was a victim of this in my village last year. The police have not solved a single theft, they don't even seem bothered. In fact, I am sure it's more than their jobs worth to investigate crimes these days.

    Anyway, I've now taken a few simple steps to make my property and car more secure from these low life scum. The obvious things like locking all windows and doors from the inside... no more cat flap - the bugger either comes in when I go to bed or stays out all night! Security lighting at front and back and a monitored alarm system on the house and trackers on the cars. Unlike a lot of you, I sleep with my keys... I know some of these feckers will stop at nothing, but there's no way in to my house without tripping the alarm (it can not be disconnected either as it's a wireless system) and that'll wake me and then, whilst I have no desire to risk my life for a car, I do have a plan of action if they want to come up stairs for the keys :idea:

    Whilst on the subject - you should know that most car theft is opportunist and it is quite rare that they'll risk leaving DNA or any kind of confrontation with you. They stand a much bigger risk of being caught, injured themselves and it becomes aggrevated burgulary, which carries a much higher sentence. Chances are if you fit a good house alarm, don't leave any windows or doors unlocked, then that'll do. If they want in, yes, they'll get in - but the harder you make it for the scum, the less likely they are to try... and if they are stupid enough to try, again, have a plan thought out on what you will do... but don't risk your life if it comes to it ...
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2009
  20. warren_S5

    warren_S5 Moderator Moderator VCDS Map User

    We have installed auto lighting, and colour CCTV with night vision capability. Our alarm system is wireless and linked to BT's homelink system. All sensors sound through a box in the bedroom announcing which sensor has been tripped with a vocal announcement.

    The car is garaged and 'Revo anti-thefted' each night.

    I can't do any more than that, but I'm always mindful that if I do anything beyond reasonable defensive force that I become the criminal. The law in the UK is a farcical joke, so I felt compelled to get as much security as I needed. Looks a bit overkill by comparison to other houses on our road, but then better safe than sorry. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best is my motto.
  21. gaz_aot

    gaz_aot New Member

    i would consider a taser gun if you are worried for your safety but don't want to accidentally kill the bloke, you could detain him with a taser aswell till the coppers came
  22. Scott

    Scott Well-Known Member

    Holy ****. I feel for you. I don't know what else to say.
    I'm surprised I don't hear of this more around here since Bentley is based in Crewe and most employees are offered or able to get a 'company car' type lease with any VAG group car, so there are a lot of high spec Audis around this area.
  23. slim40

    slim40 Member

    Scumbags, hope they get what's coming! This sort of thing seems to be on the increase by the looks, we've had pikeys (yes, proper ones) casing the houses on our street. One was challenged by a neighbour and spouted some **** about being a contractor etc etc. They have no respect, and no fear it seems!
    A guy I know up on the north Norfolk coast had pikeys break into his house and nick the keys to his S3. It was recovered, just stolen to joyride in, but grubby and stank of fags and pikeys when he got it back. His wife didn't want to drive it after that, so he sold it.
    As a result, and for general peace of mind when we're away, I've decided to get an alarm system fitted to the house- a mate of mine is a locksmith, quote should be coming in today or tomorrow. He works in the Peterborough/Cambridge area, if anyone needs a quote or advice.
    I do keep a dive knife in the bedroom too, but would prefer not to have blood all over the carpets!

    PS- anyone seen the series 'Dexter'?

  24. Ash B

    Ash B Well-Known Member

    I've seen it Si lol
  25. 10blazin


    wow 4 guys ballied up ...scary id of crapped myself
    just get a couple of dogs mate i would i myself had my car stolen we've got another and still live in the same place Ive alarms all windows if one goes off I'm armed to the teeth ..and will die before they get this one but tbh i don't think i will unless they had a gun ...il just use extreme violence i don't care if i go inside , if the law wont do there job then il do it for em , by the way I'm not telling you to go for them if your tough and think you can then fair enough ...

    but i do feel for you i had countless nights not sleeping it really mashes you up mentally , but i just tell myself to get on with it ...

    ps i hope they catch them or another tony martin the farmer dude kills them , that would be the icing on the cake

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