*****STOLEN A3 YORKSHIRE*******

Orange225

Registered User
Well today wasn't the greatest day, dropped my car off at the garage this morning to have a look at a knocking I've noticed, went to pick it up after work and the nice garage have given my keys to some scrote, so now I'm the not very happy not owner of a stolen car. Could people keep an eye out for my akoya silver 3 door a3 tdi sport. Reg YF53 AOK

Any advice what to do now
 

RSW46

Registered User
Holy ****... sorry to hear that mate, if I were you I'd be gutted/fuming. First thing I'd do is make sure you have some evidence of the garage having possession of the car at the time it was stolen, and go to the Police etc, plus call your insurance company and let them know what's happened. Surely the garage should be investigated by the Police, they could have just given your keys to a mate.
 

Orange225

Registered User
Was all on cctv and the police have got statements, they just walked in, asked if the audi was done and the garage gave them the keys. Just hope I can get another that's anywhere near the condition mine was, absolutely pristine and I've spent all year adding every option to the car, only been driving for 9 months, great start
 

RSW46

Registered User
Was all on cctv and the police have got statements, they just walked in, asked if the audi was done and the garage gave them the keys. Just hope I can get another that's anywhere near the condition mine was, absolutely pristine and I've spent all year adding every option to the car, only been driving for 9 months, great start

What a bunch of idiots... wish you all the best in getting it back, fingers crossed it will be smooth getting the money back from the insurance as it's clear the garage were at fault.
 

Orange225

Registered User
Any idea where I stand as to what replacement I can get, I'd like to get another with all the options and mileage mine had. I don't want some insurance bloke to turn round and say they'll only give me market value, which is nowhere near enough to get a replacement
 

Orange225

Registered User
The garage seem to think they have some sort of insurance to cover it. I'll give them a chance to get things sorted before I get angry about it
 

Jonneh

Registered User
Holy **** dude! I know Halifax well, grew up there, how the hell did someone just get handed the keys?! That's nuts! I'd be making sure that gets sorted by their insurance and nowt to do with yours! It'll cost you money in the long run if it's settled through yours!
 

Orange225

Registered User
Yep, the garage owner didn't even know it was stolen till 4 hours later when I turned up for it. The police told me to contact my insurance so they can deal with it all, not sure what to do really, not been driving long and this was my first car
 

Jonathaan

Quattro
ANPR should pick car up, it will more than likely be parked up on a street atm waiting to see if has a tracker fitted. If no movement in a few days unfortunately it will probably be used in a robbery or stripped.

I would imagine the garage is liable for this as it was his responsibility to check/repair car and give back to you (owner) ?

Im ever so sorry to hear this aswell pal, please keep us posted.
 

Orange225

Registered User
The police said that chances are it'll be on false plates now anyway. Will keep you all informed as to how it goes, not looking forward to using the garages courtesy car (Yaris)
 

Orange225

Registered User
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RSW46

Registered User
If you've got a pic of them from the CCTV I'd try and get it all over twitter etc. You never know someone might recognise the scrote.
 

leeds2592

When I grow up, I want a 964!
I'm always knocking around different parts of Leeds so will keep a look out. Has it got any unique mods or anything?

Ridiculous that a garage would just hand the keys over!
 

Orange225

Registered User
Already all over Facebook and Twitter. Akoya silver twin grill front that I wrapped to look like an all black single grill. I do have a couple of pics but can't get them to load on mobile
 

Crash0090

Registered User
This is unbelievable! so sorry to hear this mate. will keep an eye out for it down south. I'm always on ebay/gumtree looking for bits so will check there for you too!
 

Orange225

Registered User
Thankyou. So far the garage has done nothing, not contacted their insurance yet, I've got a god awful courtesy car from them though. V reg Toyota yaris
 

SAiLO

Well-Known Member
VCDS Map User
Shocking! Sorry to hear that, especially considering you have done a lot of work to upgrade the car. Hope this gets resolved.
 
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