theft

  1. J

    W210 Door Mirror Theft Problem

    Has anybody else out there been the victim of door mirror theft? I couldn't believe the fact that MB designed them with three philips head screws revealed when retracted. All it takes is for someone to unscrew them and unplug the wire and they are away. Over £1000 for a pair. It has now...
  2. R

    Petty theft in Herts

    During the past fortnight, my car and a friend's MB have been stripped of their dustcaps: larger hexagonal ones that are easier to handle. Yesterday, a black laurel-leaf centre cap was prised off my car. It looks like these incidents happened in Whitwell during daytime, the other possibility...
  3. Mercedes cozy

    Just Been Burgled, They also tried Steeling the ML320 CDI

    WARNING DO NOT BE A VICTIM LIKE ME. Theives managed to get in from the front UPVC front door of my home. At about 3am this morning. Police told me that they use a device through the letter box to push the inside door lever in. If I had locked the door with a key inside then there would...
  4. ringway

    Theft & fraud in the Workplace.

    I've seen and heard a lot of things in my time about theft and fraud in the workplace. I can think of at least 6, instances and I'll start with this one. Around 12 years ago, a lady I know worked in the reception area at one of the Manchester Airport hotels. One day a large truck...
  5. R

    Attempt at theft

    Some lowlife has had a go at my E300 TT in the lock-up garage that it sometimes occupies. They failed, but ruined the fuel flap and damaged its surrounding edges. Is that area of the car an obvious target for a security breach or do you reckon they were just after the fuel? Someone here will...
  6. W

    Do HPI reports show theft?

    I'm going to look at a car tomorrow at a garage and I have found out from the previous owner that the car was stolen from him. Apparently by the time it was recovered, his insurance company had already paid out and he had another car. So the insurance company sold it through an auction to the...
  7. D

    Attempted Theft of my car - Need Advice

    Hello chaps, Some lowlife tried to break into the car last night. Me and my wife went to my brothers house to see his new born baby and stayed there for the night. When we planned to leave for home at 11am morning, I saw that some SON **************** had smashed the window with a possible...
  8. M

    Legalised Theft

    So there's my nice W208CLK parked in the car park at work when a large tile slides off the roof of our leased office and lands in (not on) my nice shiny bonnet. Contacted the buildings owners and am ensconced in a claim. I have had a quote of just under £1k for the repairs and have just...
  9. C

    MERC A160 Anti theft alarm issue

    Hi All Hope someone could help me. My 2001 A160 has MBSS3 security system. Recently the alarm has started going off for apparently no reason. Sometimes within 10 min or after couple of hours of locking the car. Real embarassment with neighbours!! I cheked the interior for any item that could...
  10. masqueraid

    Sectioned for half a crown theft in 1937

    Sent to a lunatic asylum at 15 years of age for a theft she didn't commit, woman now aged 85, has finally been located by her brother. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/29/nfree129.xml
  11. KLP 92

    Attempted theft of the SEC

    I was working on the car quite late last night fixing the misfire problem. By the time i finished it was close to midnight so i didn't bother putting the car in the garage, as i wanted to take it back up first thing in the morning. At 3am i heard a noise outside, i'm normally a heavy sleeper...
  12. Swiss Toni

    Cat Theft (not a typo)

    There have been no end of thefts of Catalysts 'round here recently. All seem to be over-night and many from 4x4s (obvious height advantage). Is there any way you might be able to prevent this? I understand my local scrappy pays £40/50 a unit for the platinumn. :confused:
  13. Satch

    Biometric passports: increased risk of identity theft

    And this is supposed to help? Three million Britons have been issued with the new hi-tech passport, designed to frustrate terrorists and fraudsters. So why did (we) find it so easy to break the security codes? "I was amazed that they made it so easy, the information contained in the chip...
  14. W

    Theft!!!

    Hiya everyone I am a new member on here. This morning I went to my car and discovered that somebody had pulled out my driver wing mirror (i had it closed in) and removed the glass part only of the mirror and left everything else wires etc in tact - I have contacted the local mercedes dealer who...
  15. Sp!ke

    More identity theft....

    A couple of weeks ago my wife received some insurance paperwork through the post for a credit card we didn't know anything about. We rang the card issuer and found that a card had been applied for in her name and address and DOB but incorrect employment details. So luckily we got in contact in...
  16. Ian B Walker

    Needed after a theft

    My son borrowed my spring compressor this weekend past. Some thieving person (trying to be polite here) borrowed it for keeps along with my sons tools from the boot of his car. So if anyone here has one and no longer needs it I would be able to give it an excellent home. Thanks. <edit> its the...
  17. Satch

    Top Ten for car theft

    Over the past three years, per Norwich Union: Top 10 High Value Cars Reported Stolen: Mercedes ML Range Rover BMW 3 Series Porsche 911 BMW 5 Series Jaguar XJ6 Audi A3 Landrover Discovery Mercedes SLK BMW X5 Top Ten UK Car Crime Hotspots Sheffield Grimsby Hull...
  18. league67

    How to prevent theft of a ... (moved from gal)

    Honda r12 with a / and on a trailer. Any ideas pls. I've found perfect place to ride but they kind of have a problem with security. Any thoughts appreciated (bolards, chains, alarms). Or if someone knows of safe storage near Southampton / Hamble area. Regards Voya. PS 125 bhp on water is...
  19. league67

    How to prevent theft of a ...

    Honda r12 with a / and on a trailer. Any ideas pls. I've found perfect place to ride but they kind of have a problem with security. Any thoughts appreciated. Or if someone knows of safe storage near Southampton / Hamble area. Regards Voya. PS 125 bhp on water is FUN.
  20. Steve_Perry

    Theft proof plates

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/5032858.stm I can't help but think, "What's the point?", if someone just makes a note of a plate and car model/colour, they can get plates made cheaply from a number of internet based companies... That way the poor victim doesn't even know their car has been cloned...
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