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Topic Title: B@atards, anyone got any spare tools? I've just had my van stolen infront of my nose
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Created On: 24 June 2012 02:08 AM
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 24 June 2012 02:08 AM
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ffs, called out to a local Indain restaurant tonight, parked around the back in their car park, took a screwdriver out the van, locked it and went in, then 5 mins later saw my van drive out of the carpark, phoned the Police straight away and three hours later my van was found, empty and burnt out, at a quick guess I reakon there was over 3 grands worth of stuff, so much cordless stuff i hate to think about it, all my test gear, hundreds of meters of fire tuff cable, smoke and heat detectors, and all my hand tools, that have been collected over the years. arghhh the b******** they had better hope i never find out who they were
 24 June 2012 08:56 AM
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T0sers, Where in country ru ?

Any car boot sales going on nearby ? Worth a quiet look, with the old baseball bat under your sleeve, not that i encourage that behviour.
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 24 June 2012 09:07 AM
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So sorry to hear your news, it would be my worst nightmare to have that happen and I hope you get yourself back up on your feet again soon (so you can kick the thieves in the b*****ks).

Recently I got a new van and spent a few hundred quid on extra security and had an alarm and imobliser fitted along with a couple of these:

Van Locks

You can have them as a slamlock or deadlocks.

I know its abit late for you now but what security did they beat to nick the van?
 24 June 2012 09:18 AM
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sorry to hear that... had my van cleaned out on my drive some moons ago... still hurts now!

Where are you based?

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 24 June 2012 10:33 AM
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Dave I've got some VDE hand tools that you are welcome to. (Drivers, Pliers, cutters etc.)
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 24 June 2012 10:50 AM
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f your in Worcestershire area Dave Ive got some you can use

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 24 June 2012 10:52 AM
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im in suffolk.
off to try and find tha van soon, lol the police cant even tell me where it, they've given my the nearest post code, lol not a lot of help when my sat nav was in the van

David,

My apologies if you did try to call me back but I was committed at another job.

You will need to let your insurers know that the vehicle was located by the police/fire service between Glemsford/Hawkedon on an unnamed road, nearest Postcode IP29 4LJ if they need to go out an examine.

I will add the below details to the crime and I have circulated the theft on police direct to see if any members of the public witnessed the incident.

If you have any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many Thanks,

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Edited: 25 June 2012 at 09:10 AM by IET Moderator
 24 June 2012 01:20 PM
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I feel for you - three times I've had mine nicked, said to my wife the last time it happened that if it ever did again I'm going to give up work & go on benefits ! Hasn't happened lol

I've reported them stolen on each occasion - never seen a copper !!!

Yet I've just been pulled over for having a defective brake light- blown bulb - had to take the van to an mot centre have them check it & sign the paperwork - & then take it to the local police station - no wonder they can't catch anyone.
 24 June 2012 02:00 PM
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My neighbour had his very old estate car stolen... they just joy rided it .... found it near to where his work is over by Croydon.... the police took it away to check it over for fingerprints... and guess wot? they charged him £100 for removing the car!!!!!!! Hows-a-bout that!!

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 24 June 2012 03:44 PM
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Had mine done in London a couple of years ago. I got the van locks fitted afterwards and also have a van vault with all of my cordless stuff in which is screwed down and also has a chain on it!!

You try and make an honest living and these t@ssers do this. probably made £200 from your drills for some drugs.

Another thing i do now is engrave my post code on all my tools, at least if they get found you might get them back.
 24 June 2012 04:43 PM
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well if anyone heres of any cheapish makita stuff let me know, i had DAB radio, 3 cordless drills, corldless sds, cordless metal cutting circulat saw, cordlesss cicular saw, cordless angle drill, corless grinder, cordless impact drivers, cordless jigsaw, torches,,,,etc. all 18V
 24 June 2012 06:11 PM
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Sorry to hear of your predicament.

OOI, what make van was it?

Trying to work out how they got it opened, de-immobilized, started and off in a short space of time.

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 24 June 2012 07:42 PM
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That's horrible, bad enough having stuff stolen out of a van but losing your wheels as well.
Very sorry to hear it.
 24 June 2012 07:49 PM
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Just another of the reasons I left the uk.
One break in they took my overalls!! Why?
I hope they try to steal some live HV cables..........
 24 June 2012 11:30 PM
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all i can really say is that I guess i was luck that a member of the public called the fire service otherwise I bet the police would never of found it.
my Vivaro is off the road so i was using my old escort van so i figure it must of been someone who knows me, who would steal an old escort van unless they knew what was inside it
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 24 June 2012 11:40 PM
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That's shocking dave, I got a couple spare meters if any use?

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 24 June 2012 11:43 PM
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at the moment I will beg anything, i did take a trip to homebase today, but i refuse to buy cheap tools that wont last
 24 June 2012 11:46 PM
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Drop me an email at douglas@powerpluselectrical.co.uk

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 24 June 2012 11:53 PM
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Originally posted by: stateit

Sorry to hear of your predicament.



OOI, what make van was it?



Trying to work out how they got it opened, de-immobilized, started and off in a short space of time.


like i say it was my old escort van, but it was fitted with a standard immobilizer and i had fitted a soleniod that inhibitted the read door lock from opening, i guess that must of pee'd them off a little as they had cut through the mesh bulkhead between the front and back of the van to remove everything, the rear window were gone but i dont know if they had taken them out or they had just gone in the fire, but the tuffnol boards and mesh covering the windows were stil there
 25 June 2012 12:28 PM
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Got a couple of meters you can have, only robin and seaward but you are welcome. pm me
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