Caravan theft gang jailed today!

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  1. zaskar

    zaskar Funster

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    Just heard on the radio news.
    That gang that people posted about on here a few weeks ago.
    4 men jailed for between 4 and 9 years each.

    Not very long (IMHO) considering the scale of thier opereration,:Angry: but at least the scumbags are off the streets!:thumb:
     
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    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    your van will be safe for around 18 months then some of 'em will be out:Angry:
     
  3. rainbow chasers

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    It was quite funny really, as i know a guy that deals in stolen recovered vans. He buys then from insurers, repairs, re-registers them and sells them on cheap.

    He has said that there has been a major decline in availability since this gang was caught! Goes to show what a large operation it was - the insurers he was dealing with reckon it was over 50% of thefts!

    So if you live in Wales, then breath a sigh of releif...for a while anyway!:thumb:
     
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    Mmmmmmmmmm ..... 50% less thefts! :shout:

    Gonna mean our insurance premiums are going to drop like a stone this year then as they pass on the obvious insurance savings ..........NOT !!!!:Eeek: :cry: :Rofl1:
     
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    :Rofl1:They will not be passing on anything but excuses!!

    Probably gaining some of the money back they paid out in claims!
     
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    This story even made the national TV news today. :BigGrin: I seems to have been a well planned military operation:Sad:
    Glad the B*st*rds are in the clink
     
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    What is with the DoT... We could cure this in a day by using the German system. They issue an abwicklungsschein which is a plasticised A3 sized log book for your caravan. If you don't have the abwicklungsschein then you don't own the caravan - simples :Doh:
     
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    It may work in Germany, but we have log books for vehicles and that don't stop them from being nicked.
     
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    Jeremy clarkson is supporting an appeal for their early release on the basis they were able to remove such a latge number of caravans and motorhomes off the road:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Most average theft is down since caravans have makers chips in them. They can be scanned at any time - usually shows, service areas etc.

    This gang didn't care about that - such a large scale. Often it wasn't about the caravan, it was what was inside the caravan. They came into mates place stuffed with designer gear- the police didn't want to know. They refused to look inside - and who can blame them? The time it would take to trace this stuff!
     
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