Thieving Scum

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by NickNic, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. NickNic

    NickNic Funster Life Member

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    Well. I never thought it would happen to me, especially in this village and now it has.

    We were all out in various places last night and I got a phone call from a neighbour saying I've found your dog wandering around. I just thought oh he's done a runner when 'er indoors went out and she didn't notice.

    I came straight home, collected the dog and went into the house. The first thing I noticed was the back door open and the kitchen window wide open so thought she'd gone out and left everything open.
    Then I noticed the mess inside, obviously not caused by the dogs. It's never the tidiest house but it's not that bad!
    The other dog was shut in the dining room and quite scared so I don't know what they did to him. He's OK this morning though.

    The bastards had turned the place upside down but from looking downstairs didn't appear to have taken anything - TV, iPads, laptops etc all in their normal places. I went up stairs and our bedroom was the worst. They'd had a real go in there but the high value items were all still there. Although probably not thinking 100% straight it didn't appear they had taken anything.

    By this time Nicola arrived home and had a look round. She noticed that the motorhome keys and spare car keys were gone along with a small amount of cash. Bugger.

    The police responded quickly along with a SOCO and did their stuff really well. The motorhome is in secure storage so I wasn't worried about that but they advised me to put the cars somewhere else, preferably not in the village for the night. We did this so they are both safe and sound somewhere secure.

    This morning has been spent on the phone to four different insurance companies so now I need a beer! The house insurance was the easiest - engineer coming today to repair the window they forced to get in and also change the front door lock. My car was quite straight forward - it's being collected on Monday and Nicola's will go on Tuesday or Wednesday both for replacement lock sets.

    The motorhome on the other hand isn't going to be so straightforward. We're going to set the alarm off when we eventually get into it so I have instructions about how to at least partially shut it up. The Fiat key code is, usefully, locked in the van where I can't get at it so we're going to have to get the Rapido key code, order a new hab key, get into the van, get the Fiat code, order a new ignition key then it can be moved wherever the insurers want to move it to to get a replacement lockset.

    We're booked to be away over New Year so Plan B is to hire another MH so we don't have to cancel that.

    All in all it could have been worse - the dogs are OK, nothing of real value is missing and there's no real damage. The inconvenience of it is bloody annoying though to say the least.

    Hey ho, never mind. I'm going to the pub tonight. (y)
     
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  2. John Laidler

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    What a major pain. I normally keep the MH keys in the house safe but not always - must do so from now on all the time.
     
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    Absolutely awful situation for you all but at least no one was hurt. Hope they manage to catch the little shits.
     
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    Nicknic how terrible for you thank goodness your dog is ok and sorry about all the mess and work for you . Hope they catch the Scroats.... Have a drink or to and try not to have sleepless nights :(
     
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  5. Figaro

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    Had ours done last year, terrible feeling. It was done when we were away in hired motorhome and I don't think that was a coincidence but couldn't prove a thing of course
    My late dad's watch was the hardest to handle. Other stuff could be replaced.
     
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    Bastards:xangry:
     
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  7. Violet1

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    B******s. Been done ourselves, it's not what's taken but the hassle of putting it all right. Good luck with everything
     
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    Our thoughts are with you..
     
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    Hope they rot in hell.
    Do they realise what stress and anguish they cause???
    What goes around will come around.
     
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  10. NickNic

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    The spare set were in the safe along with the spare car keys.

    Seeing how easy it appeared to be to open it I won't be bothering to replace it.
     
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    I know this will be of little comfort to you but the person / people who did this to you are not relatively happy folk like you and I. They are scum, and they know it. There is little happiness and joy in their lives. Any happiness they experience is as a result of dugs or alcohol. As a result of the former their prognosis for a healthy happy life is next to nil. And I for one could not be happier for them,
     
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    These people have nothing to lose knowing they are very unlikely to get caught. They cost us all a packet one way or another.
    Hope you're sorted soon.
     
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    Thanks everyone

    They didn't actually take anything of any great value - just the keys and about 50 quid in cash as far as we can see. It's just the aggravation and the insurance renewals x 4 are going to be a sod.
     
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    Touch wood but so far we have been safe.
    I dread to think what it must be like to be done over like that.
    Enjoy your well earned beer tonight.

    Richard.
     
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    Allways seems that these things are more relevant around this time of the year, as if the bastards are collecting for Christmas. Thank goodness no real harm was done but I am fuming for you. :mad:
    Happy Chrismas
    :xThumb:.
     
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    Probably will be locals as well, scum like this are lazy, hope it gets sorted soon.
     
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    Good luck sorting it all out(y)
     
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    Itinerant's burgled us and luckily only took the keys for my works van but the hassle over door locks, garage locks, listing valuables missing was a three week nightmare so I feel for you. Through their own stupidity the were caught and jailed so hopefully the scroats that burgled you might also be caught. Seems most have got the stupid gene in them.
     
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    oh dear sorry to hear that..even if not much taken it changes your attitude regards to where you live. happened to us years ago. Dont let it ruin your break!
     
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    Sorry to hear your bad news, absolute filth. I have heard so many stories like this in the past that my keys always go in a big old safe that i bought for documents in case of burglary or fire. I get told I'm ott about it at times but i don't think I'm gonna get a look at any thiefs diary. I hope this is not to hard to get over and lets hope they get served their just desserts.
     
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