Just been told of two more - hathersage and calver - they are organised and definitely working the area.
both taken from the drive, both with immobiliser on - very quick, silent, professional.
These crims are fairly fearless, good at what they do.
Defensive measures are impediments, but not worrying - the adrenaline rush of nicking something overrides sensible caution - "he who dares, wins"
They need to be banged up.
please advise any owners you meet to take extraordinary precautions, and think about non-standard (though not strictly illegal!) measures, combinations of measures - covert as well as overt - to protect your LR
Could I suggest to admin that a simple sticker: "Leave your Defender unattended, for two minutes, and I'll have it - signed: a seriously clever villain" - we can stick them on any defender we come across. We all chip in a few quid, get some stickers (bit like parking tickets) and bung 'em on when we see one parked. Bit of an explanation on the back, mentioning this site.
basically, thieves are like scavengers, rats - if there's food around, they will proliferate.
It's time we went proactive - which really is what this site is about..?