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    A warning for All

    Woke up on Thursday morning to find my car had gone off the driveway, went downstairs to call the police and realised that they had been in the house and took phones laptops cameras car keys for both cars etc. They filled my boot and drove off.
    If it wasn't for a sharp eyed lady who spotted a suspicious car parked in an underground garage at 7am on Thursday morning I may never have got my stuff back, If your reading this thank you so much (I have asked the police for your details to send personal thanks)
    Apparentlythey had ran my car out of diesel and were waiting for cash converters to open to sell my stuff to get fuel... They fell asleep in the car and were woken up by 6 policemen dragging them out by the ear
    Anyway it is only property and no one was hurt.
    Just thought I would remind everyone to lock the doors and windows at night.
    Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt - Mark Twain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooperman1969 View Post
    Apparentlythey had ran my car out of diesel and were waiting for cash converters to open to sell my stuff to get fuel... They fell asleep in the car and were woken up by 6 policemen dragging them out by the ear
    You couldn't make this stuff up...
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    What area is this please? Sorry to hear this happened but on a positive note no one was hurt and you have your things back, so that is infinitely better than how it could have ended up. There was another thread on here about people acting suspiciously in Ainsdale, don't know if you are near there.

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    Hmmmmm underground Garage, that narrows it down a bit

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    Just out of interest do you have either a dog or is your house alarmed?

    How did the scum get gain entry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooperman1969 View Post
    Woke up on Thursday morning to find my car had gone off the driveway, went downstairs to call the police and realised that they had been in the house and took phones laptops cameras car keys for both cars etc. They filled my boot and drove off.
    If it wasn't for a sharp eyed lady who spotted a suspicious car parked in an underground garage at 7am on Thursday morning I may never have got my stuff back, If your reading this thank you so much (I have asked the police for your details to send personal thanks)
    Apparentlythey had ran my car out of diesel and were waiting for cash converters to open to sell my stuff to get fuel... They fell asleep in the car and were woken up by 6 policemen dragging them out by the ear
    Anyway it is only property and no one was hurt.
    Just thought I would remind everyone to lock the doors and windows at night.
    Thieving little ****ers, hope they rot

    Glad you are all ok, you were very lucky.

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    Thanks all

    I live in kew on the estate Sally
    Yes Taxi we have 2 dogs (westies) both slept through it under our bed

    They were found with 3 more sets of keys from other houses in the area but took my car!
    Better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt - Mark Twain

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    You've certainly been a lot more lucky than most others... Glad they were nabbed, especially as police questioning may well reveal what similar or other crimes they've already committed.

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    A horrible thing to happen.
    I shall certainly stop telling my Border collies to stop reacting anytime someone comes near the house.
    The kicked off in the early hours of one morning and disturbed someone in my neighbours garden.
    I do lock individual main rooms at night so they cannot be accessed from one to other,but are easy for my family to open in case of fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooperman1969 View Post
    Woke up on Thursday morning to find my car had gone off the driveway, went downstairs to call the police and realised that they had been in the house and took phones laptops cameras car keys for both cars etc. They filled my boot and drove off.
    If it wasn't for a sharp eyed lady who spotted a suspicious car parked in an underground garage at 7am on Thursday morning I may never have got my stuff back, If your reading this thank you so much (I have asked the police for your details to send personal thanks)
    Apparentlythey had ran my car out of diesel and were waiting for cash converters to open to sell my stuff to get fuel... They fell asleep in the car and were woken up by 6 policemen dragging them out by the ear
    Anyway it is only property and no one was hurt.
    Just thought I would remind everyone to lock the doors and windows at night.
    Luck was with you twice that day. What a gem that lady is.
    Glad you are safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldduffer View Post
    Thieves dream of golden opportunities such as the ones you so obviously provided.
    The scum bags obviously broke in, stole the keys and anything else they could get their grubby little hands on, how is that a golden opportunity?

    Frankly even if for instance a door had been left unlocked, we all have a right to expect that our home and possessions will be left alone.

    OK I know that we have a feral parasitic group out there who will nick anything that's not secured, but it's the thieves who are wrong not the innocent householder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordonbennett View Post
    Hmmmmm underground Garage, that narrows it down a bit
    The only underground garage I can think of in southport is the old royal mail depot in town.

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    There are plenty of houses with underground garages if you look around some areas of Southport.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gordonbennett View Post
    DEEER, hes come on to warn others but has then given away clues to where it happened and then narrows it down to the area they live,seams you have you FAILed to understand that
    At the last time of looking, Kew estate was the best part of half mile long and consisted of 30-40 roads - 500 or more houses possibly. Thats hardly narrowing it down

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cooperman1969 View Post
    Thanks all

    I live in kew on the estate Sally
    Yes Taxi we have 2 dogs (westies) both slept through it under our bed

    They were found with 3 more sets of keys from other houses in the area but took my car!
    So sorry to hear about the incident you endured.

    To anyone reading this, please don't leave your keys anywhere near your front door as all it takes is for someone to go through the letterbox with a broom handle and a hook to get the keys and not only clear the house out, but take the car as well.

    you are very very lucky that this ended in positive results, otherwise it could have been your months rent/mortgage money and it could have been the start of something worse to come - repossession or homelessness!!!

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