Getting robbed....

1875

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I work from home, so does my wife. I popped out to the car at lunchtime to stick something in my car which sits on my drive in a quiet suburban street in a posher bit of Livi. Two hours later a boy comes to me door trying to 'sell' me a free boiler, I tell him I dinnae need one, my mate is a brilliant plumber, and he says, do you know my car door is open? I check, it is, and someone has been in, rifled the glove box and nicked my sat nav and diabetic testing kit. My wifes office sits 10 feet above my car, I sit 20 feet away working, admittedly with my back to the car. Next door neighbour is a bizzie, he gets his mates right round but who ever broke in is long gone. Fuckers.
 

1875

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Sorry to hear that mate - hope it’s inconvenient rather than costly

It is, *&*^ though. Its a long story but I nearly caught them but they were using false plates on their car, reckon they might have been after the car as I answered the door as they came up to it and blagged that shite story.
 

EA2007

Last Of The Summer Wine Radge
So the boy who rung your bell was involved and if there had been no answer when your doorbell was rung then you’re getting done??

Taking a chance with car in the drive with so many working from home but they’re well rehearsed.....
 

1875

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So the boy who rung your bell was involved and if there had been no answer when your doorbell was rung then you’re getting done??

Taking a chance with car in the drive with so many working from home but they’re well rehearsed.....

I think so, so did one Bizzie, the other didnae. Nothing I could do. I did go out in my car, find the boys car other end of my street, there were 5 of them. I took the reggie number, gave it to the Polis they traced it, disnae exist.
 

Westside Green

Well-Known Radge
I think so, so did one Bizzie, the other didnae. Nothing I could do. I did go out in my car, find the boys car other end of my street, there were 5 of them. I took the reggie number, gave it to the Polis they traced it, disnae exist.
Been hearing more of this. Well worth getting CCTV installed. You can even check up on your phone if you ever get out or a holiday again.
 

Beagle

Donator
I work from home, so does my wife. I popped out to the car at lunchtime to stick something in my car which sits on my drive in a quiet suburban street in a posher bit of Livi. Two hours later a boy comes to me door trying to 'sell' me a free boiler, I tell him I dinnae need one, my mate is a brilliant plumber, and he says, do you know my car door is open? I check, it is, and someone has been in, rifled the glove box and nicked my sat nav and diabetic testing kit. My wifes office sits 10 feet above my car, I sit 20 feet away working, admittedly with my back to the car. Next door neighbour is a bizzie, he gets his mates right round but who ever broke in is long gone. Fuckers.
I probably know them. Your neighbour that is, not the #$#%^ blagging from your car
 

Sir Shrink

Retired Radge
Sorry to hear that 1875.
Lot of dodgy fcukers doing the rounds just now.
Probably a blessing you didn’t catch them.
Wouldn’t have turned out well.
 

1875

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Sorry to hear that 1875.
Lot of dodgy fcukers doing the rounds just now.
Probably a blessing you didn’t catch them.
Wouldn’t have turned out well.

I hesitated as you now get done. I am sure the Wido that rung my bell to sell me a boiler/ tell me my car door was open was the thief. I thought of grabbing the *&*^ but there was in fact five of them dressed as ‘primark’ salesmen but actually opportunistic thieves.
 

Jamie

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Wanks, low life scum, defo worthwhile getting cctv, thats how I caught the same prick that broke into my flat, 1st time 2 years ago and he came back just last month, both times on cctv and captured.

The 1st time he tried the door and I was in and he made the " I was looking for your neighbour steve " there is no steve.

He was obv staking the place out.

Be wary M, they may be back.

😧
 

Jack

Aulder Than The Internet This Radge
I'm on a couple of community Facebook pages, as are relatives who live out in West Lothian.

There was a post just the other day of a car cruising in a posher estate, in East Calder I think, being suspicious late at night and high tailing it when confronted as they were about to remove kids bikes from a front garden. Thing that surprised me (sort of) was 'the team' included a woman and they were driving a Land Rover Discovery.
 

Jamie

Admin
Some decent deals just now...

Battery operated..




Wired:

 

DarrenSQH

Legendary Radge
Got a ring doorbell last year after someone stole my Christmas lights.

I say stole but the couldn't get the plugs so snapped the wires off at the window. Pointless
 
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1875

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Wanks, low life scum, defo worthwhile getting cctv, thats how I caught the same prick that broke into my flat, 1st time 2 years ago and he came back just last month, both times on cctv and captured.

The 1st time he tried the door and I was in and he made the " I was looking for your neighbour steve " there is no steve.

He was obv staking the place out.

Be wary M, they may be back.

😧

I'm on a couple of community Facebook pages, as are relatives who live out in West Lothian.

There was a post just the other day of a car cruising in a posher estate, in East Calder I think, being suspicious late at night and high tailing it when confronted as they were about to remove kids bikes from a front garden. Thing that surprised me (sort of) was 'the team' included a woman and they were driving a Land Rover Discovery.
Funny this was a big white Mercedes SUV.
 

sockyboy

Just A Radge
I feel sorry for the guys and girls who genuinely come too your door trying to sell you power etc. Aye, they're a bit of a nuisance at times but just trying to earn a living and now they're all viewed as potential thieves because of these scumbags.
 

vasco de gama

Well-Known Radge
I'll never understand why folk decide that being a robbing *&*^ is the right path to follow.
I feel thievery is part and parcel of human history. From the snake oil salesmen, through the land speculators, to the low wage paying billionaires, we have ‘robbers’ in many guises. I imagine the ‘example’ set by ‘successful’ businesses and politicians might play a factor in influencing the choices made by the ‘common crook’.

As a teenager shoplifting was popular with many people I knew. Was ‘justified’ as it was not robbing from people directly-I know. Some guys I knew started robbing from jackets and bags in clubs (those were the days when most folk didn’t bother with cloakrooms) which seemed the ultimate in scuzzy behavior.

A brand new pair of shrink to fit jeans I’d hung out to dry were stolen when I was about 16 years old. A friend I’d fallen out with stole some records from my flat once. Our car was ‘broken into’ - actually the door had been left unlocked overnight but that’s still doesn’t give anyone the right to go in and rifle through things. Had someone climb through an upstairs bedroom window once as well. A plumbing company tried to make us spend $20k on new drainage system when a $2k option did just fine. Ricky’s music shop on Leith Walk sold me an amp for a hundred quid in 1986 that was a piece of shit. Football clubs charge season ticket holders for cup games. Frustrating as feck but sadly a reality of life. Just a phone charger and some old bank cards taken from the car and I scared the person off that came in the window before they got anything.

I don’t really know what the answer is as I don’t want to barricade myself inside my home and I don’t want to spend my days constantly checking my phone to see if the amazon delivery is being stolen.
 
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