'Letter' from a gassing thief

Apr 13, 2012
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Mobilvetta Euroyacht
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1996, then break 'til 2011
Dear MHF

I am a thief, I am good, I have been well trained
I could pick your pocket or steal the watch from your wrist in broad daylight without you knowing who had done it
I prefer to work nights so now I steal from vehicles at service areas
I know that people resting there are very tired and unlikely to wake while I am working
I choose motor homes, caravans or trailer tents because there will normally be at least two on board - more purses/cards/cash/phones/passports
I move silently from vehicle to vehicle looking for an easy entry - open windows, unlocked doors - Trailer tent - easy to slice open and reach inside
I can open locked doors - I research and practice - I take my job seriously
Any sign of ‘life’ and I move on
I have all night and will know the ‘best’ service areas - there will always be an easy ‘mark’
I will be long gone before my victims wake and call the police

They might claim they were gassed - I am upset - I am a professional, I take pride in my work - I do not need gas

T. Leaf
 
Nov 18, 2011
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deer t Tealf
In response to your latter
I am more than willing and happy to have you come and rob my van I sleep very lightly.
I will have a nice surprize for you when you enter my home on wheels.
First of all I will blind you with my fire extinguisher beet you over the head with it.
Then take my very sharp axe and cut your f........g fingers off and feed them to my dog come on in your most welcome.
bill
 
Jun 30, 2010
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1992 VW Auto sleeper Mono
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Since 2005 this time
Look you fellas! this cave man approach will only get you into trouble with with Foreign Johnny Rozzer. You got to be subtle, subtle but firm, and more importantly, invisible!!!
Chilli powder! Paprika! Cayanne Pepper even normal Pepper, A Fly Spray Aerosol,
Come on fellas! think! be inventive!!!
Fly Spray, Ronson lighter, Bingo!!! yer own flame thrower!
 
Nov 18, 2011
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Fire extinguisher it takes nana second to am and fire a blinding cloud of white power up to 15ft the shot gun of the shelf defence world.
Don't need to explain to the rozers to much it's a none lethal defence system and will incapacitate for up to 30 min.
One of the most important things in staying alive distance.
All the other allow your adversary to get to close and fiddly and are ineffective.
Every van carry's a fire extinguisher and you know where it is it's always in the same place.
one blast and most times they will be on there hells and gone.
and are easily identified as the one covered in whit powder.

bill
 
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Jun 30, 2010
7,320
16,747
Cornwall
MH
1992 VW Auto sleeper Mono
Exp
Since 2005 this time
Been watching too many old James Bond movies again? ;)




No , had trouble recently by yobs trying to wreck my hedge. The Bus drops em off at the end of the road from sat night out at Newquay, 0200 sunday.
0100 I cover the hedge with Cayanne Pepper (Polish is best) and Chilli powder.

10Metres up the road the OOHHING AND AHHING start, and if they urinate the "sighs" are even louder . One day! they'll learn!
 
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Nov 18, 2011
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Love the thought of Bill and family queuing up to hit TLeaf in turn with the extinguisher
there training goes as far as blasting in face with power and run.
but I am sure that lyn wouldn't stop there I know her she wasn't called kamikaze for nothing.
 
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Barclaybasher
Apr 13, 2012
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Thanks for all the replies

I was trying to show that ‘gassing’ is a distraction, if it happens at all, to the many more ‘ordinary’ thefts that probably happen without being reported

I do believe that criminals actively target tourists, particularly when stopping, whether at Service Areas or anywhere and we need to be aware rather than afraid

Simple thefts just wont make the news - gassing does

Being aware of where we stop and taking simple steps to protect our vehicles and belongings, including keys, is just sensible

I was targeted, followed and had my vehicle broken into over 30 years ago in Barcelona while parked on a main road in the middle of the day

Even then I made sure our passports, documents and cash were safe - I didn’t report it either - but lesson learned !

And I think I need to replace my fire extinguisher - instructions are in French - and I think it’s the same age as the van - 23 years old !:(



(y)
 
Nov 3, 2013
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Fiat Ducato Auto Wildax
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C/van since '73 .M/h.2009
Hi.
Love the Fire extinguisher BUT. This is Silly and Not so silly.
Our f/ex is by the entry door,advice given by a Fire..... Person ? lol. In the event of a fire,get every body out,THEN see if you can fight the fire. We can also escape from the back doors
Does this mean i have to fight my way into Aldi to buy another,now that the GREAT WASHED (And LOADED) ? Masses have started shopping at,"That Store !"?. The Aldi carrier bag,is now seen everywhere,is it because shoppers have stopped loading their shopping into the "Old" top three or four stores bags at checkout?.
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