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Is it just me....

Discussion in 'Stolen Land Rovers' started by blue beasty, Jul 29, 2017.

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  1. blue beasty

    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off Global Moderator

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    Or would you want some explanation before buying?

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  2. Marmaduke

    Marmaduke Well-Known Member

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    If you were to go to any land rover show and nick a defender in the car park you could take the plates off it and wheel it into the show and strip it there and then for parts and you'd have people queuing up for bits :oops:
     
  3. blue beasty

    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off Global Moderator

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    It makes me sick, I have no idea if the parts are stolen or not but they're all easily removable parts from a variety of Landys and 5 people have responded to the ad on a LR page without asking the question.
     
  4. Marmaduke

    Marmaduke Well-Known Member

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    Some people will buy anything regardless of its legitimacy. Someone was selling a series two a few weeks ago on Gumtree that was on a td5 chassis with td5 bulkhead, engine and running gear so it was basically a ringer but someone's bought it.
     
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    Oldseadog Well-Known Member

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    Any clues as to where the sellers are based?
     
  6. Thor1950

    Thor1950 Well-Known Member

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    Best way to sell stolen stuff, Chance of getting caught is zero. Especially since the cops don't think vehicle theft is a crime. No problem the insurance company will pay you for your loss, so no harm done.
     
  7. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Police in the UK do treat vehicle theft as a crime. If there's no evidence who stole it or where it's taken to then they have nothing to investigate and therefore nothing to follow up. If none of the items being sold above have identity marks then there is nothing they can use to trace ownership of said parts. The only reason why tratters sell so well when stripped alive is because other tratter owners buy the parts.
     
  8. blue beasty

    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off Global Moderator

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    Hull, no discernible interest in Landys on his page. I asked how he came by them and it's been ignored while people are still commenting interest.
     
  9. lightning

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    "Mint" bonnets £50? Doors £30? Dog guards £20?
    Somebody tell me these are not stolen parts.

    They will probably be bought by people who have had theirs stolen. Vicious circle...
     
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  10. Dippypud

    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood

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    A TRACKER device on a stolen Land Rover led the police to a Claverdon farm out-building where they found evidence of 15 other vehicles which had been broken up and sold for parts.

    And at Warwick Crown Court mechanic Ian Turner pleaded guilty to converting criminal property in relation to stolen Land Rovers and cars worth more than £160,000.

    But the 49 year-old escaped being jailed, and was sentenced to two years in prison suspended for two years, with a rehabilitation activit...y for 15 days.

    Prosecutor Ian Speed said Turner had received stolen vehicles and broke them up into sellable parts.

    At the premises he rented from a retired farmer, there was clear identification of p arts from 15 Land Rovers, a Range Rover Evoque, and Audi RS4, a Ford Fiesta and a motorcycle.

    Mr Speed added although no-one else was arrested, it was ‘a significant car-ringing operation,’ with the values for the vehicles totalling around £160,000.

    Notebooks and his phone showed Turner had been selling and fitting parts from the stolen vehicles, including selling them at local events.

    His illegal business came to light because a Land Rover Discovery stolen from Birmingham in September last year was fitted with a tracker device.

    That enabled the police to trace it to Claverdon Hall Farm at Claverdon, where they found Turner, who rented one of the outbuildings which he used as a workshop.

    In the unit were what was left of a number of stolen vehicles, and when he arrested Turner, of Jubilee Avenue, Redditch, commented simply: “It is what it is.”

    He was interviewed and admitted he was buying vehicles, mainly Land Rovers, knowing they were stolen because of the low price he was paying, from members of the ‘travelling community.’

    In a second interview he changed his story, saying he was working for them, rather than buying the vehicles, and had felt under pressure to break up ones they brought to the farm.

    Jonathan Coode, defending, said it was not a conventional car-ringing activity, and there had been “considerable amount of coercion” from the travelling community, and Turner had been assaulted on one occasion.

    Mr Coode added Turner had worked with his father, ‘on whom he almost doted,’ and his brother; but after their father died, he and his brother fell out and he began working on his own, and ‘he accepts he fell into temptation.’

    Sentencing Turner, Judge de Bertodano told him: “You have got yourself into a great deal of trouble over what you did.

    “I don’t know how it started, but the fact is you kept going for over a year, providing for these people a valuable service. It was something they could not do without you.

    “I accept it was not your operation, and it was not your idea, but you played an essential part.”
     
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    So he's free to go off and carry on doing it then. The rippers will be on his doorstep tomorrow wanting more stolen vehicles laundering.
     
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood

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    Might be an eye being kept on him and his hangouts now tho ......
     
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    id chop his soddind fingers off then hell not be getting into this sort of thing oh yeah a 30 mm spanner up his arse for good measure ****.....
     
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    feckin gypo barsteward needs a kicking.
     
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    Sentencing Turner, Judge de Bertodano told him: “You have got yourself into a great deal of trouble over what you did.

    So why didn't he get a great deal of punishment? Not much of a deterrent.
     
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    Sentencing Turner, Judge de Bertodano told him: “You have got yourself into a great deal of trouble over what you did, and can you get me some decent doors for my series two.
     
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    If you're 'lucky' he'll offer a delivery service, then check out what you've got up for grabs...


     
  18. lightning

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    Presumably now this guy has been named and shamed he'll have to watch his back.
     
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