I Might Have Been A Hero But...

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  1. JJ

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    Having decided to have a one night, mini trip away for Frankie's last holiday weekend, we ended up in this Aire...

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    I didn't sleep too well and was surprised to hear noises and movement in the very early hours of the morning from next door. I nearly pulled back my curtains to see what my neighbours were up to but then I thought that might be a tad nosy.

    When I did get up, I found they had made a very early start and were gone.

    It turned out that both the next door vans had been broken into and robbed during the night!

    I now ask myself what would I have done had I pulled back my curtain and spotted the robbery taking place?

    Earlier in the evening Frankie had asked me if she should bother to put her chain through the cab doors locking them shut and I replied "Definitely!

    I don't feel any safer when parked up amongst a number of other vans on a "near town centre" aire than I do when on my own, in less formal stop over locations.

    (Apparently more vans had been robbed here last weekend. The Police Station is only 150 metres away.)

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    image.jpg Perhaps best you didn't intervene (y).

    Thank goodness for our alarm.
     
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    Which aire is it, so it can be avoided
     
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    I suspect that if one was to avoid every aire where there has been a robbery then one wouldn't have many to choose from!

    But it was here...

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    Cheers
     
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    not sure I would want' to park in that lot anyway TBH. Might as well be on a campsite than look out in to the neighbors windows.

    but I remember when we experienced an attempted break in and I chased after them with Tara in my pants after a while all I could think is " what would I do if I caught them?" safer that they are disturbed and moved on, what should also happen is people should let the police know so they can at least step up patrols.
     
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    before the comments, I can categorically deny that Tara was wearing my pants.
     
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    This just puts me off aires more and more. Why do it?
     
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    That photo of the aire, is just the sort of place we love, especially if it's close to the centre of the town, please don't be put off aires , they are brilliant, mostly free, and must admit we haven't gone in for much security but reading these sort of posts , think we should do something, even though the robbers have probably got more in their pockets than they would get out of our van but it's the trouble they can cause by taking passports and cards and stuff
     
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    If you haven't tried aires, please think again , the people you meet and the sites you see all for nowt has just got to be tried to believe,
     
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    Like any crime, you have to weigh up how many MH's were parked on aires that night (and every night) that were not broken into, thousands.

    As has been mentioned on here many times, if you worry about everything that 'could' happen to you, you would never leave the house.
     
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    2 vans were robbed, 9 or 10 weren't.

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    In my case that course of action was definitely NOT an option...

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    And why would a huge man like you not chase after them. You would just scare them to death. Or make them disappear, you cannot rely on "your people" for everything. Time we all started carrying baseball bats and pepper spray. Oh and the occasional taser or animal prod. Scum like that get away with it because people do nothing. Nothing gets my goat more than robbers. Never mind Dick turpin carry a knife and make them Dickless turpin.
     
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    yes, but I was chasing after Tara!!! just so happened she was chasing the robbers.
     
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    Mmmm, I dont recall you having any problems whilst in Benidorm JJ.
     
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    Oh ....I am reading this in my bunk in a nice Aire by a river . I just made husband go out and check the garage is locked and now we are alarmed as well ! Well ... that is all we can do . Anyway this is not an urban aire and it is tipping down rain which should be a good enough reason to put off any potential robber. We have enjoyed Aires for the last 7 years with no problems and will continue to do so but take precautions and always have plan B if A does not look right .
     
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    I know it's daft but when we are staying somewhere I am a bit wary about as well as the normal precautions I prop tray and the rubbish bag by the door so it would clatter on them and hopefully put them off should any one try and get in.
     
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