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STOLEN/RECOVERED Wednesday 7th January


Rare Mitsubishi recovered thanks to online networking
A number of Aston Martins were recovered recently after an observant member of the public spotted them racing through the Blackwall Tunnel without number plates.
Police closed the exit of the tunnel and the thieves were apprehended.

A stolen car was recovered last night thanks to a nice bit of networking amongst online car communities.
A rather distinctive Mitsubishi Eclipse - a rare car anyway - was stolen by a thief posing as a potential buyer on Saturday. Stripped of its rear wing and stickers, it was still a rare enough car to stand out from the crowd though.

Knowing that, members of the GTOUK forums pushed the info around many forums on the web, paying particular attention to cruise sites.
And they came up trumps! Cruisers in Carlisle spotted the car yesterday evening - complete with false plates - and alerted police as they followed from a distance. A number of police cars descended on the stolen car and apprehended the driver.
Link : http://www.gtouk.org.uk/
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A number of Aston Martins were recovered recently after an observant member of the public spotted them racing through the Blackwall Tunnel without number plates.
Police closed the exit of the tunnel and the thieves were apprehended.
 

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Re: Car theft: happy endings (peppie cola)

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STOLEN/RECOVERED Wednesday 7th January


Rare Mitsubishi recovered thanks to online networking

A rather distinctive Mitsubishi Eclipse - a rare car anyway - was stolen by a thief posing as a potential buyer on Saturday. Stripped of its rear wing and stickers, it was still a rare enough car to stand out from the crowd though.





at least the thieves removed that wing and stickers before it was returned.
 

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Re: Car theft: happy endings (nilocs)

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at least the thieves removed that wing and stickers before it was returned.


lol whats so rare? i could put a wing and stickers on my car it won't be rare..
 

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Re: Car theft: happy endings (coastal)

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probably should have used the word "unique" instead of rare.

Maybe so, but I still love to hear about damn criminals getting busted due to great sites like this. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif for the quick thinking and action to put an ass hat thief behind bars.
I hate nothing more than thieves
 

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Re: Car theft: happy endings (gin8122)

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Maybe so, but I still love to hear about damn criminals getting busted due to great sites like this. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif for the quick thinking and action to put an ass hat thief behind bars.
I hate nothing more than thieves

Exactly http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif Its good to know there are forums that are good for other things besides dash stroking and flame wars
 
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Re: Car theft: happy endings (deepspeed12)

I'd actually be interested in seeing a forum on the 'Tex specifically for where folks could post about stolen cars. With 100,000+ members, this community could really do a lot for each other in terms of tracking down our stolen vehicles. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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