1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome To LandyZone!

    LandyZone is the biggest Land Rover forum on the net. We have plenty of very knowledgable members so if you have any questions about your Land Rover or just want to connect with other Landy owners, you're in the right place.

    Registering is free and easy just click here, we hope to see you on the forums soon!

Parts theft Donington Lincs

Discussion in 'Stolen Land Rovers' started by doriz, Mar 6, 2022.

< Previous Thread | Next Thread >
  1. doriz

    doriz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Posts:
    13,584
    Likes Received:
    20,303
    Location:
    Linconeshy're, not far from Carrington
    Interesting post this one - if you’re on here apologies. Why risk making so much noise when you could’ve just lifted the whole truck - wheels, puma bonnets and roll cage all left behind…thoughts, and who are these expert thieves who can strip a car in a vacuum. AABC379D-5163-4565-942A-6B2DF2AB4A5B.jpeg
     
  2. boguing

    boguing Well-Known Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Posts:
    6,548
    Likes Received:
    4,898
    Location:
    A bit sarf of Dorking
    Is that the screen lying on the lawn? Very odd.
     
  3. lightning

    lightning Well-Known Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2006
    Posts:
    3,462
    Likes Received:
    1,046
    Location:
    High Peak
    Why would they take the screen out
     
  4. Hicap phill

    Hicap phill Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2017
    Posts:
    12,778
    Likes Received:
    30,519
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I’m amazed how much noise is made taking doors off but no one heard this happening.

    Sorry for the owner
     
  5. boguing

    boguing Well-Known Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2008
    Posts:
    6,548
    Likes Received:
    4,898
    Location:
    A bit sarf of Dorking
    Quiet way to open the locks?
     
  6. doriz

    doriz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Posts:
    13,584
    Likes Received:
    20,303
    Location:
    Linconeshy're, not far from Carrington
    When I took my doors off the swearing along annoyed the neighbours
     
    v8250 and Hicap phill like this.
  7. doriz

    doriz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Posts:
    13,584
    Likes Received:
    20,303
    Location:
    Linconeshy're, not far from Carrington
    If it’s well maintained a no.4 Phillips or an Allen key - doesn’t this model have an alarm?
     
  8. doriz

    doriz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2015
    Posts:
    13,584
    Likes Received:
    20,303
    Location:
    Linconeshy're, not far from Carrington
    Maybe to gain initial access? Walter the rubber out and you’re in :eek:
     
  9. Hicap phill

    Hicap phill Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2017
    Posts:
    12,778
    Likes Received:
    30,519
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Depends if you have spot welded the nuts to the hinge bolts. For good measure spot weld the nuts to the door.
     
    derwendolly likes this.
  10. kurtjohnson10

    kurtjohnson10 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Posts:
    18,230
    Likes Received:
    23,149
    Location:
    midlands
    They have done what any chop shops do, They home their skills of dismantling on other cars they steal. Before long they are stripping a car in an hour flat of what is worth taking.
    There would have been 5 of them there at least. Thing is they might have been disturbed by a passing car or uber driver dropping off a customer, but many people would drive by and not get involved.
    In this day and age who can blame them, if you got stabbed trying to stop the theft or grassed the criminals up it would end up in your house being burnt out or you being terrorised daily.
     
  11. kermit_rr

    kermit_rr Green Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2018
    Posts:
    18,388
    Likes Received:
    22,483
    Location:
    North Shropshire
    Surely it's quicker to tow it!?
     
    doriz likes this.
  12. Wimblowdriver

    Wimblowdriver Well-Known Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2014
    Posts:
    3,970
    Likes Received:
    15,446
    Location:
    uk
    The back up alarm (BBUS) has not been tampered with, the headlights and side lights are still fitted.
     
  13. Muppetdaze

    Muppetdaze Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2014
    Posts:
    367
    Likes Received:
    85
    Location:
    Thanet
    I seem to remember a similar strip of a police defender a couple of years ago. In a car park
     
    Hicap phill likes this.
  14. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2007
    Posts:
    45,271
    Likes Received:
    40,696
    It's times like this I bet he wished he had two Freelander's on the drive, not just one.

    We've been telling peeps on ere for many years to improve security. Changing screws holding doors on. Fitting alarms with vibration sensing and motion detecting. This fred is a warning to tratterers to take action now, or it could be your motor stripped next if yer don't. They're too easily stolen or bits unbolted.
     
  15. kurtjohnson10

    kurtjohnson10 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2012
    Posts:
    18,230
    Likes Received:
    23,149
    Location:
    midlands
    The trouble with towing them is you have more chance of being pulled by plod at night, also a lot of the cars have one or more steering locks and brake locks which are noisy to get off and also time consuming
     
    kermit_rr likes this.
  16. Knappster

    Knappster Well-Known Member Full Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2018
    Posts:
    2,188
    Likes Received:
    1,100
    Location:
    Stroud
    They know what they’re doing and take just what they need, to be gone in as quick a time as possible. The used parts market has a lot to play in this, following the ceasing of production of the defender. Lots are still happy to buy parts with little thought of where the parts are coming from, or worse still, parts being stolen to order. How many Tdi or Td5 landies do you see being sold with Tdci doors fitted??? They’re not all from legitimate sources or bought new, I’ll bet.
     
< Previous Thread | Next Thread >