Roof post code letters

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  1. rob kinnear

    rob kinnear Read Only Funster

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    I may be wrong but I think I remember a story some years ago where villains sold letters like this to caravans and sat on the bridges of the M5 and just waited for them to pass so they could go and rob there houses concerned

    Ebay item 290615883218

    Am I being a bit suspicious ?

    Rob
     
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  2. motorhomelover

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    it is plausible so check the roof before you go away
     
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  3. Gromett

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    Swap your letter about.

    Instead of LN2 4SF tell them LN4 2FS for example. Bugger, that won't work they will send them to the wrong address :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1: I didn't think that one through did I.....

    However I would put the registration number on the roof.
    The police helicopter could see that easily and the PNC would allow them to match that to you....
     
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  4. icantremember

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    Normally you would only put the vehicle reg. no on the roof supposedly for any passing police helicopter can see it if the vehicle is reported stolen.

    Even if you put your postcode on the roof I think it unlikely crooks would sit for hours on a bridge on the offchance of a suitably marked van to pass under:Eeek:
     
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  5. Hayleylulu

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    ID put the mother inlaws post coad on top of the van:Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    hey yosser be careful smudger might tell her :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    I saw this story on ebay a while back. From memory, some bloke had had a right hump about it and spent £15 per month warning people not to buy them on his own Ebay page.

    I think I cantremember is right why would you sit on a bridge everyday to wait for a van to come by so you can go and rob the house, not knowing that there might still be someone at home any way? Why would you just not go round the house and see if the van was there?

    way to complex and something that as a professional burglar, I have too say you wont see me on a motorway bridge, :thumb:
    Right off to Yossers mother in laws, see ya later:thumb:
     
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  8. Hollyberry

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    It'd be a bit difficult to identify a house from a French postcode as mine covers at least 6 villages, and an endless number of hamlets.
    In UK doesn't the postcode cover a block of buildings?
     
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    It's the first time i have heard this, but i would discard the feasibility of it along with the gassing stories. A load of rubbish.

    Craig
     
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    It would be a lot simpler to sit at the end of a road & wait for the resident to leave. :Doh:

    I'm sure even the thickest toe rag is capable of working that one out.
     
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  11. Johns_Cross_Motorhomes

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    My postcode covers five houses.


    Peter
     
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    I have heard this story before and I believe it has worked.

    Toe rags sit on a motorway bridge with lots of traffic going towards holiday destinations, ie M5 South on a Saturday morning. They take the Post Codes from the top of vehicles, locate the address code from yellow Pages or BT.com and then visit the area.

    Talk to neighbours saying something like " does that bloke live around here who's got a motorhome, I think it is for sale". neighbour replies, in all innocense, "yes, he lives at No.?"

    Thief knocks on the door, no reply, forces an entry and steals, gets a reply ask's "if the motorhome is still for sale" and then says "sorry, must have got the wrong address. thank you and Goodbye"

    Jobs a good-un. simple
     
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    So if the prey were to go north on holiday, how long would the idiots sit on this motorway bridge for? I don't buy it.

    Craig
     
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    The sitting on the M5 south is only an example, they could sit on the M6 Northbound in Cumbria and do the same trick on people heading to Scotland for example.

    Just think about it, if you saw a vehicle which was in Cumbria and the post code was say somewhere in Devon it is unlikely that the person on holiday is going to be back home very soon. especially if you have a network of associates who you can 'phone and tell them where to investigate. it can happen

    We had a case recently where 2 youngsters entered house via small open windows, opened the front or back doors and then the adults came in and stole. All the kids did was obtain some form of easy entry for the adults. over 60 homes where burglared in this manner.
     
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    Very very few properties in the UK can be identified from a post code.
    Mine for example you have a choice of 3 streets 6 shops 80 + houses and aMoT station,Good luck:RollEyes:
    I cant even find a bloody camp site from its post code 9 times out of ten:Doh:
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    And they all had Motorhomes with post codes on the roofs
    Amazing:Eeek:
     
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    mine is 3 houses only

    My post code Geo is for 3 houses only.. but I think this is much like the gas while you sleep.. someone knows someone whos great uncle had it happen to them.

    We get enough scrouts breaking in without the need for them to read a post code on the roof.. The tell tale sign here is the RV and trailer are not on the drive... most burglary is local committed and they notice things like a massive RV and the 20' trailer and car gone.

    Oh well.... :cry:

    Bob
     
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    I am having trouble understanding how people can actually believe this nonsense.

    Would be robbers hundreds of miles away, clock a MH with a post code on the roof, and happen to either remember the PC, or have a convenient pen and paper to hand to take down the details, and then by chance have an equally dodgy mate who happens to live in the area the MH has come from, and inform them that the property is empty cos' they have seen a MH or caravan on a motorway.

    Give me strength!

    Craig
     
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    Heard a similar story a while back about name and address labels on holidaymakers' luggage being noted down and the house burgled while the owner's in Majorca or wherever ...:Smile:
     

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