Theft in broad daylight

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El Cid
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Theft in broad daylight

Post by El Cid » 20 Nov 2019 17:54

A friend of mine he lives in a road near Mayo Park had a new washing machine stolen at around 2 pm this afternoon. The delivery guys had, stupidly, left it in the garden. When my friend came out of the house, he saw all the bubble wrapping on the ground, but no washing machine. He thinks it might have been stolen by scrap metal guys who cruise the streets looking for stuff to sell. It just shows that you can't be two careful when people are prepared to nick something like a washing machine in the middle of the afternoon in full view of neighbours.

JGD
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Re: Theft in broad daylight

Post by JGD » 24 Nov 2019 19:08

Horror story - your friend's case to be argued with the supplier, deliverer and respective insurance companies will be a tale to be told too.

On Perry Hill the fastest drive-by pick-up in daylight is around six minutes. Average 12-25 minutes for white goods. Once watched an eastern European lady lift my defunct Neff oven single handed from our garden (awaiting an official paid-for uplift) and carry it off to her white transit van. For information, it had taken two of us to remove it and place it in the garden.

Computer kit is less popular but for some reason tv's vanish quickly too - even if labelled "Not Working" .

Is there a table or league published anywhere?

Sydenham Syd
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Re: Theft in broad daylight

Post by Sydenham Syd » 9 Dec 2019 06:27

JGD wrote:
24 Nov 2019 19:08
Horror story - your friend's case to be argued with the supplier, deliverer and respective insurance companies will be a tale to be told too.

On Perry Hill the fastest drive-by pick-up in daylight is around six minutes. Average 12-25 minutes for white goods. Once watched an eastern European lady lift my defunct Neff oven single handed from our garden (awaiting an official paid-for uplift) and carry it off to her white transit van. For information, it had taken two of us to remove it and place it in the garden.

Computer kit is less popular but for some reason tv's vanish quickly too - even if labelled "Not Working" .

Is there a table or league published anywhere?
How do you know she was Eastern European?

mosy
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Re: Theft in broad daylight

Post by mosy » 9 Dec 2019 13:38

There was a radio news item today that the latest trend is of stealing mattresses from hotels.

RJM
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Re: Theft in broad daylight

Post by RJM » 9 Dec 2019 15:08

mosy wrote:
9 Dec 2019 13:38
There was a radio news item today that the latest trend is of stealing mattresses from hotels.
I'm torn between thinking that this is a bad thing (obviously), and a level of admiration for the organisation that must be involved in that - mattresses are heavy!

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