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West Midlands / Re: STOLEN - 110 HT - Ledbury (?) & ****RECOVERED*****
« on: January 29, 2015, 09:24:04 AM »
Will do that  hadnt even thought of that lol:D

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West Midlands / Re: STOLEN - 110 HT - Gloucester (?) & RECOVERED!
« on: January 29, 2015, 12:06:43 AM »
Nice work Gloucs & W.Mercia plod  ;D    Bloomin' quick recovery... Do we know any more circumstances around it at all ?   Was it a 'bait' wagon ?

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No other information available - have we got to monitor Twitter as well now...  :o

Errr... yes please... Sorry... forgot to tell you about that.. I don't have a twitter account so kinda forget it exists!! .... You, Rob, Charles & Andy are doing a sterling job :)   
Twitter page is going good I keep it upto date on a regular basis unfortunatly I have to edit the posts right down if there is a picture as that is included in the amount of letters you are limited to 140 characters


A CRIMINAL gang stole almost half-a-million pounds worth of 4x4 vehicles from three counties which were then stripped down and sold for parts.

Teesside Crown Court heard how police raided a lock-up on Dodsworth Street, Darlington, catching one member of the gang – his hands covered in motor oil ¬- in the process of stripping a Land Rover which had been stolen the night before.

But prosecutor Adrian Dent said that failed to stop the “ringleaders” behind the conspiracy, Jack Taylor and Lewis Hickson, who continued to steal and organised another location, a farm in Heighington, on the outskirts of the town, to do the dismantling, before that too was raided.

North Yorkshire Police set up ‘Operation Cavalier’ and used telephone evidence, surveillance and camera footage in order to catch the thieves.

It was estimated 38 Land Rover vehicles valued at £460,000 were stolen or attempts made to steal them from farmyards and rural locations across North Yorkshire, County Durham and Cumbria from the beginning of 2013 to late July that year.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Keith Turner, who was praised by Judge Howard Crowson for his work on the “complex” investigation, said: “The gang were highly organised criminals, forensically aware and with a highly efficient methodology, the vehicles were cut into parts and on their way to the south of England within 24 hours of being stolen.

“The thefts had a big impact of the victims who were generally working people from rural communities who relied on their vehicles for their livelihood. The outcome of our investigation sends a very clear message to criminals that no matter how sophisticated they believe they are, they cannot outsmart the law.”

Taylor, 26, of Smithfield Road, Darlington, admitted conspiracy to steal and was jailed for two years, eight months. When police searched his home they found knives and machetes along with control panel parts from the Land Rover vehicles.

Hickson, 25, of King William Street, Darlington, admitted conspiracy to steal and received the same sentence.

A third man, 41-year-old Ian McCallum, of no fixed address, also admitted conspiracy to steal. A warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to appear in court.

Craig Moseley, 52, of Napier Street, Darlington, who was paid to transport the stolen parts in his taxi and was convicted after a trial of handling stolen goods, was jailed for 15 months.

Two others, Michael Evers, 40, of North Easton Terrace, Darlington, and Phillip Sams, 31, of Derwent Street, Darlington, who were said to have played lesser roles, received eight month prison sentences, suspended for 18 months, after admitting handling stolen goods.

In passing sentence, Judge Crowson said he took into account lengthy delays with the case during which time the men had been on bail.

National / General / Parts stolen from Land Rovers - Cumbria
« on: January 28, 2015, 01:00:43 PM »

Landrover doors and bonnet stolen from Cowgill, Dent between 05:00 and 09:30 today 03/01/2015. Tools have also been taken from the vehicle. This theft is likely to be linked with another vehicle theft in Dent and Crosby Ravensworth in the Eden Valley where Landrover doors and bonnets have also been stolen. Please check your property and vehicles. Anything suspicious contact 101.

5, Zu white aloy wheels with Cooper 235 85 -16 tyres plus 2 new blue front doors stolen from h reg landrover in our yard at burley in wharfedale last nigjht

 Thieves target luxury Range Rovers with keyless locking systems
Spate of thefts means some insurers now insisting on secure off-road parking and that drivers buy security devices
Range Rover Evoque
The top-end Range Rover Evoque has become a favourite target for thieves when not securely parked.
For most of us telling an insurance company that we park on the street outside our house pushes up premiums, but for owners of new Range Rovers it could make their car uninsurable. A spate of thefts means that some insurers are refusing to cover Range Rover drivers in London unless they have somewhere secure to park their car.

The models favoured by thieves are those with “keyless” ignition systems, which they have found a way to break into using a handheld device. Figures from the Metropolitan police show that between January and July 2014 almost 300 Range Rover Evoques and Range Rover Sports were stolen, along with 63 BMW X5s and Series 3 models. As a result, some insurers are making off-road parking a provision when they agree to cover these vehicles and insisting that drivers buy specialist security devices.

One Range Rover owner told the Times that an insurer had refused to cover his £100,000 Range Rover because he did not have underground parking. He said he had been turned down by AIG when he tried to buy cover for the car, which replaced one he had stolen from outside his home.

A spokesman for AIG confirmed that it was requesting extra security measures, particularly in cases where there had been a previous theft. “Given the increasing likelihood that replacement vehicles may be a target for thieves we may ask for additional security measures such as secure off road parking,” he said.

“This could be, for example, secure private garaging or the installation of mechanically movable bollards. If this is not possible then, as a last resort, we may refuse to offer insurance cover but only after exhausting every avenue.”

AIG added that the thefts were “an industry wide problem that the manufacturer needs to address urgently to protect their customers”.

Matt Warner, head of high net worth insurance at Alan & Thomas Insurance, which specialises in prestige car insurance, said: “We’re not seeing any insurers declining to cover Range Rovers but they are now requiring owners to have increased security measures in place, for example, a Category 5 tracking system, whereby the vehicle owner carries a key and fob separately.

“If the keys are stolen and used in the vehicle without the fob, the tracking system is activated and the vehicle’s whereabouts can be traced.”

Warner added: “Most insurers will also require the vehicle to be garaged or securely housed.” Warner said it was still possible for those without garages to get cover, but insurers may also ask for a steering lock to act as a visible deterrent to thieves.

Just last week he dealt with a claim from a Range Rover owner whose car was stolen from a driveway outside their second home. “It was found on the Hungarian border less than 48 hours later. It had been stolen to order and the thieves had obviously been watching the vehicle, they stole it and moved it straight away.”

A spokesman for Thatcham Research, which provides data to car insurers, said the thefts were typically targeted. “It tends to be organised criminal gangs, a lot of the time from eastern Europe. They ship them out as soon as possible and break them up into parts to sell,” he said.

The news is likely to make secure parking even more attractive to wealthy homeowners in central London. Parking spaces in some parts of the capital change already hands for more than the average UK house, with two underground lock-ups in Kensington recently marketed for £400,000.

In a statement, Jaguar Land Rover said vehicle theft through the re-programming of remote-entry keys was an on-going problem which affected the whole industry.

“Our line-up continues to meet the insurance industry requirements as tested and agreed with relevant insurance bodies. Nevertheless we are taking this issue very seriously and our engineering teams are actively working in collaboration with insurance bodies and police forces to solve this continuously evolving problem. This has already resulted in a number of prosecutions.”

The SMMT, the trade body for manufacturers, said that it was working to develop preventative measures against theft.

“Over the last two years, many vehicle manufacturers have released a series of software updates to help combat keyless vehicle theft and stay one step ahead of thieves,” it said.

“The challenge remains that the equipment being used to steal a vehicle in this way is legitimately used by workshops to carry out routine maintenance … We need better safeguards within the regulatory framework to make sure this equipment does not fall into unlawful hands and, if it does, that the law provides severe penalties to act as an effective deterrent.”

National / General / From Yorkshie Evening Post Disco rear Lights Theft
« on: January 28, 2015, 12:46:24 PM »

A former police officer believes drug gangs may have stolen expensive lights from his new car - to grow cannabis.

Ian Moore, of Morley, woke up to discover the rear light clusters missing from his eight-month-old £55,000 Land Rover Discovery.

It follows a series of similar incidents across West Yorkshire which has led police to setting up a special task force to tackle the problem.

Police officially say the problem is linked to the trade in stolen parts.

But Mr Moore, 54, said he was told by investigating officers the powerful lights had another use.

“They told me they are a prime target for cannabis growers,” he said.

“When I started looking into it I found there are other cases up and down the country.

“The thing is that it’s so easy for the thieves to get the lights out.”

The incident happened overnight on January 12.

Mr Moore, who has had to pay £400 to replace the lights, criticised Land Rover for failing to combat the problem and warned other owners to be aware.

He said: “I’m so angry.

“Land Rover have produced a car that anyone with the criminal intent and with nothing more than a simple thin-bladed screw driver allows the rear light clusters to be removed.”

Det Chief Insp Dave McDougal, of Leeds neighbourhood operations, said the trade in stolen parts was behind the majority of thefts and urged owners to be vigilant.

“The force is taking the issue seriously and has been running an operation specifically to target the theft of parts from such vehicles,” he said. “That work has a seen a number of people arrested and stolen parts recovered.

“Officers are also working with manufacturers and using a range of tactics to target the thieves and those who deal in stolen car parts.”

In a letter, a spokeswoman for Land Rover told Mr Moore: “We cannot be held accountable for determined thieves who will go to any lengths in order to achieve their aim.

“Regrettably, we cannot pre-empt theft techniques devised by organised criminals.”

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« on: January 27, 2015, 09:18:31 PM »

West Midlands / Re: STOLEN - 110 HT - Gloucester (?) & RECOVERED!
« on: January 27, 2015, 08:53:40 AM »

Here's another pic same motor

Excellent News

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National / General / Stolen Spare Wheel from a Freelander 31/01/15
« on: January 14, 2015, 03:12:54 PM »

From Twitter post
Warwick Cops ‏@WarwickCops Jan 13

Spare wheel stolen from a Landrover Freelander overnight on Greville Rd, #Warwick. Inc 137 of 13/01/15. @LandyWatch

East Midlands / 110 Lincoln D4 COR
« on: January 09, 2015, 12:13:33 PM »
From Facebook


Will ask for some more info

[Edit : Database updated - Assumed is a Td5 on private plate]

West Midlands / 90 from Brierley Hill.
« on: December 18, 2014, 06:33:44 PM »
Land Rover was stolen last night from a address in Brierley Hill. Very distinctive vehicle. Has company name written on it. Please share this post. Contact James on 07881911718 with any information.

Will try and get more info

[Edit : Database updated]

Sorry to hear this have posted it on facebook and will on twitter

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