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Title: Car Robbed
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 19, 2015, 01:44:26 pm
 
Just a warning chaps & ladies.

Decided to get my car washed yesterday, yep, it is that time of year!
Pulled in to local 'hand wash' to get car cleaned.
Jumped out to let them get to work. Guys asks for key to move car to next station.
He moves that car but stays in car while drying off car.
They finish of car cleaning, they've done a great job.

Wake up this morning to find my car thoroughly  'turned over'!
Every pocket and cubby hole emptied out and searched.

Nothing valuable taken, just time consuming and very annoying!

Coincidence?   Probably but you've been Warned!



Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: Netleyned on March 19, 2015, 01:53:53 pm
Yes, they are very good at emptying ashtrays that are used to hold coins for
parking machines <*<

Ned
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: roycv on March 19, 2015, 02:30:56 pm
Hi, if you can point the finger tell the Police they may have had a lot of complaints already.
regards
Roy
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 19, 2015, 02:38:18 pm
 
Yep, got a crime No. and they "say" they are going to do a forensic on it, look for fingerprints.
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: roycv on March 19, 2015, 02:49:50 pm
Hi about 10 years back my car was robbed of the radio.  I had cleaned it the day before and I reported the theft that evening.  Next morning I noticed there was a big palm print (not mine!) and called the Police.  I was very impressed they came round dusted and copied off the print.  I made a further enquiry and it turned out they had some sort of inspection going on and were accompanied by an "observer".  So I was just a "demonstration" to show what they could do!
Never heard another word.
The upside was that my car radio got up graded from tape to CD.
Having said that I have had very recent contact with the Police on another matter and that was very good.
regards Roy
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: davidm1945 on March 19, 2015, 05:41:04 pm
We have an excellent "hand" car wash just down the road from where we live. It is staffed almost entirely by "Eastern Europeans" and by 'eck don't they work hard - no matter what the weather. Everybody who uses it just stays in their car during the wash and the staff just direct them to wherever they need it put. 4 quid for a standard wash and 6 quid for wash and chamois dry - great value so not worth doing it yourself.  :-))

Dave.
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: essex2visuvesi on March 19, 2015, 10:52:37 pm
We have an excellent "hand" car wash just down the road from where we live. It is staffed almost entirely by "Eastern Europeans" and by 'eck don't they work hard - no matter what the weather. Everybody who uses it just stays in their car during the wash and the staff just direct them to wherever they need it put. 4 quid for a standard wash and 6 quid for wash and chamois dry - great value so not worth doing it yourself.  :-))

Dave.


We have one of those near us, they swarm over the car like ants.... takes about 15 mins and the job they do is superb, especially for a fiver!
I have a black car so any missed bits stick out like a sore thumb
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: tigertiger on March 20, 2015, 01:07:39 am
Believe it or not, it costs 4 quid in China for a car hand wash now.
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: Footski on March 20, 2015, 07:36:46 am
I hate to be pedantic, but you cannot rob a car! Only people can be robbed.



"A person is guilty of robbery if he steals, and immediately before or at the time of doing so, and in order to do so, he uses force on any person or puts or seeks to put any person in fear of being then and there subjected to force".
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: roycv on March 20, 2015, 08:34:17 am
Hi Footski, I was just following the thread, but being the way I am did some checking.  On the way I came across this.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/06/11/what-you-should-know-before-robbing-a-bank (http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/06/11/what-you-should-know-before-robbing-a-bank)

I found it quite amusing.
regards Roy
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: tigertiger on March 20, 2015, 09:12:01 am
United should have won the match, but they were robbed.


The shop wanted 2 quid for a loaf of bread. Daylight robbery.


Not linguistically or legally correct, but perfectly natural English.
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 20, 2015, 09:38:34 am
 
Agreed, what's a better word?

I hate to be pedantic, but you cannot rob a car! Only people can be robbed.

Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: sean Half-pint works on March 20, 2015, 10:00:48 am
Burglary?  :police:
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: Netleyned on March 20, 2015, 10:02:32 am
Your car has been well and truly rummaged  {-) {-)


Ned
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 20, 2015, 10:14:20 am
 
Ransacked ..... burgled.... burgulerised?!
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: dougal99 on March 20, 2015, 12:15:33 pm

 burgulerised?!


No! No! No! No!
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: Stavros on March 20, 2015, 12:35:28 pm
Or I Was RAPED .....well I would feel it if my car was gone through..............Martin How did they get in did they make a copy of your key and how on earth did thye get your addresss
 

 
 
Dave
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: tigertiger on March 20, 2015, 12:42:17 pm
Well I'll be beggared.  %)
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: essex2visuvesi on March 20, 2015, 08:14:30 pm

Agreed, what's a better word?


Touched inappropriately
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: Martin [Admin] on March 21, 2015, 03:45:19 am
 
What about Expletive Expletive Expletive Expletive thieving  Expleting Expletives!!  >>:-(
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: vnkiwi on March 21, 2015, 04:03:28 am
Works for me, Martin.
 :-))
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on March 21, 2015, 07:44:15 am

What about Expletive Expletive Expletive Expletive thieving  Expleting Expletives!!  >>:-(

 :o :o What does Expletive mean we don't use such language in OZ  %) %) %)
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: roycv on March 21, 2015, 07:48:22 am
Expletive = XXXX
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: Footski on March 21, 2015, 08:28:06 am
Hi Footski, I was just following the thread, but being the way I am did some checking.  On the way I came across this.

http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/06/11/what-you-should-know-before-robbing-a-bank (http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/06/11/what-you-should-know-before-robbing-a-bank)

I found it quite amusing.
regards Roy


I like it Roy,


Oh and you cannot commit burglary on a vehicle either.......It is simply theft! That said, I agree with Martin, expletive, expletive, expletive!!!
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on March 21, 2015, 08:47:47 am

I like it Roy,


Oh and you cannot commit burglary on a vehicle either.......It is simply theft! That said, I agree with Martin, expletive, expletive, expletive!!!

Because we learn from other countries it is not theft, but "illegal use of a motor vehicle" otherwise how else can they protect their sons from going to Gaol. XXXX AKA expletive
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: Footski on March 21, 2015, 09:51:38 am
Because we learn from other countries it is not theft, but "illegal use of a motor vehicle" otherwise how else can they protect their sons from going to Gaol. XXXX AKA expletive


Now that is interesting, but it seems to diminish the severity of the crime! :police: :police:
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: derekwarner on March 21, 2015, 10:41:39 am
As we are a cosmopolitan world wide group by membership...we must be reminded that the  :police: make different rules..........%)


1. Under Scottish law, the act termed as burglary does not exist, instead theft by housebreaking covers theft

2. In the Unites States of America......burglary is prosecuted as a felony or misdemeanor and involves trespassing and theft, entering a building or automobile
......

Derek
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: RAAArtyGunner on March 21, 2015, 09:36:46 pm

Now that is interesting, but it seems to diminish the severity of the crime! :police: :police:
It certainly does, always resulting in a slap on the wrist.
Our legalists argue there was no, nor can you prove, intent was to steal, because they were joyriding and would abandon the vehicle at the end of their fun. Sometimes smashed up, damaged or even burnt.

Whilst we are slavishly following the USA in some areas, we should follow them in Vehicular Offences, such as car chases. Queensland police are not allowed to chase cars because someone my get hurt, yes the poor sod being chased might be injured.
In a very recent chase armed bandits who damaged innocent drivers by crashing into them fled across the border to New South Wales. Fortunately the NSW Cops were alerted and gave chase forcing  them into deployed road spikes which blew their tyres.
All over red Rover and handed them over to Queensland cops.
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: tigertiger on March 22, 2015, 05:30:48 am
Our legalists argue there was no, nor can you prove, intent was to steal, because they were joyriding and would abandon the vehicle at the end of their fun.


In England and Wales the crime would Taking Without Owners Consent (TWOC). In Scotland there is Taking and Driving Away (TADA/TDA). The word' taking' gets around issues of whether or not the intention was to permanently deprive the owner of the vehicle., this also covers the 'I only borrowed the car' argument.
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: Netleyned on March 22, 2015, 08:59:19 am
The guy at the carwash would probably say he was 'valeting' the inside and 'tidying the stowages' as a free extra to the wash
 %) %) %) %) %)


Ned
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: Jonty on March 30, 2015, 02:21:38 pm
  Derek

 There is no longer a distinction in English law between a felony and a misdemeanour. When there was a lawyer friend defined it thus: "Whilst making water in public is a misdemeanour, making whisky in private is a felony".
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: roycv on March 30, 2015, 02:39:06 pm
Hi all by only going off topic by one letter substitute the O for a U, (Car rubbed) this happenened yesterday while refuelling in Sainsburys.

I was holding the hose when a car gently backed into mine at the front. 
I went to see what was happening and spoke to driver.  " You just hit my car"!  He got out, he was quite elderly, he said  "I thought it was the kerb"

We had a look.  I could not see any marks on my bumper so I said "Are there any marks on your car"?  "yes lots" he said.  ""I am always bumping into things, I knocked down my son in laws brick wall the other day".

 "That is not good news to my ears" I said".

He had a sad resigned look on his face, I later saw him shopping in charge of a trolley looking rather lost.
regards Roy
Title: Re: Car Robbed
Post by: tigertiger on March 31, 2015, 01:27:02 am
I hope you staid well clear of him in the aisles of the supermarket %)