Theft at Cardiff site

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  1. Adbt

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    We have a shower tent that we keep " non valuables " bags / rotisserie / table . I secured the zip on the tent " door " with a cable tie to the tent leg.
    Noticed the next day that the zip had opened up to the max the cable tie would allow ? 6 inches ? , thought nothing of it as it had been windy during the night .
    Come packing up today I couldn't find the tent bag / aqua roll bag / wastehog bag / table bag ( all packed one inside each other )
    They had been nicked and it could of only been a dwarf/ midget or child ! BUGGER !
    Anyway did a thorough reccy and hallelujah found them opened up and strewn about in a ditch about 200yds away !
    Informed the wardens who seemed genuinely concerned as in tent theft is very unusual on the site.
    So just be aware thieves operate on this site !
     
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  2. Jimbohorlicks

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    probably just put a hand through and pulled out what was in reach and pullable thru the 6" gap

    thevin barstwards:(:(
     
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    Oh well, yet another bit of kit to be added to your inventory - a spring loaded rat trap :)
     
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    The bags were on a table on top of some other kit so weren't reachable , adults using kids as thief rats ?
     
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    Cracking idea and I've got a couple of those !
     
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    just be careful when short term memory loss creeps up on you :)
     
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    they could have used a hook or similar
     
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    Fox? Cat? Rat? Gull? Magpie? Jackdaw?
     
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    Perhaps it was Captain Hook!!!
     
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    Fox? Got a little welding shelter on a job at Stepney Green, came in a couple of Mondays ago and found a high vis vest on the floor with poop on it, best guess was a fox, we have seen one or two about.
     
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    Zipped , bags were clean , it was an animal but a human thieving one
     
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    Maybe it was a ---- bag lady?
     
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    Surely if you leave possessions outside, unsecured, unlocked. Aren't you asking for trouble?

    Not a reason to avoid Cardiff

    A reason to take sensible precautions
     
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    What a load of liberal wishy washy shite , it was my stuff and nobody but nobody has the right to take it , simple and end of .
     
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    If you value your stuff you should accept responsibility for it and take reasonable precautions to prevent its loss, rather than looking for sympathy.
     
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    I should have a word with the local wildlife don.
     
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    Please don't be abusive
    We're all entitled to our opinions
    Maybe you will learn a lesson from this and take more care if your stuff in future
     
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    It's not being abusive , it was a simple question , which you still haven't answered .
    How would taking more cars help by the way?
     
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    Safety in action!

    The High Vis jacket stopped you treading in it [​IMG]
     
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    I think you get thieves more or less anywhere. Our tent was robbed while my brother and I were sleeping in it one night near Séville (they used scissors to cut a hole) but that's not a reason to avoid Séville. However, I think proximity to a big city probably increases the risks.
     
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