It's amazing they can do it all in 7 minutes as well. I'm pretty handy with cars, and have all the right tools but there is no way I could strip an interior that quickly.
I have asked a few people to translate what they are saying. They are speaking a mixture of Romanian and Italian. I have further CCTV of the car they arrived and left in from that night. The police Do. Not. Care. They are not interested in the slightest. They just throw a crime reference number at you and tell you to claim from insurance and be done with it. That very same car returned to my street two days later at around the same time.Gutted for you!!
Are the Police not interested in even seeing that video? Although I guess you could say they aren't doing anything other than "walking down a street" in the eyes of the law.
I couldn't own a performance car if I didn't have my garage to park it in, I hardly ever leave my car out of the garage and even with the garage it still concerns me. They tried to take a neighbours Golf GTI the other week.
You do something often enough, you become a pro at it. Watching my neighbours CCTV infuriates me.It's amazing they can do it all in 7 minutes as well. I'm pretty handy with cars, and have all the right tools but there is no way I could strip an interior that quickly.
Exactly. My car isn't anything special. My neighbour has an M3 and he lives about 8 doors away from me. Another neighbour has an RS5. A few nice cars on my street but they went for mine. The only difference is he is 6ft tall with multiple family members in the house. I am 5"2 and I live alone. They targeted me specifically. The garage is too narrow.
Like I mentioned previously, no comfort access on my car. How they got in with virtually no damage is beyond me. It did make me think about this story:
Micheal Daniels, 40, cried in court after he was sentenced to five years for masterminding a plot to steal back luxury BMW cars he sold from a dealership in Chiswick, west London.www.dailymail.co.uk
That being said, if they had my keys, I'm sure they would have nicked the entire car and not just parts of it!
Lesson learned. CCTV has been installed now with trip wires. I have set my schedule from 12AM to 6AM. If anybody walks onto my drive, a loud siren will go off, flood lights will turn on along with flashing red and blue lights. I don't care about waking up the entire neighbourhood at this point!
For what it's worth, I seriously doubt you as a person had any bearing whatsoever on this. There was no violence or suggestion of it – the thieves knew exactly how to pull off the hit extremely quickly and extremely quietly. Size, gender and physicality make no difference to how much noise you could make if you saw them, and any amount of noise would have called an end to their visit.Another neighbour has an RS5. A few nice cars on my street but they went for mine. The only difference is he is 6ft tall with multiple family members in the house. I am 5"2 and I live alone. They targeted me specifically.
I highly doubt they can read! If they can, good. Maybe they will think twice about coming back!Hi HN, I would be cautious of discussing your security arrangements on here, I'm sure scrotes like them would view sites like these.
Oh of course. It is very difficult to ignore the contents of that video however. When they are saying things like "That's her" or "is that her". It has made me completely paranoid. I have taken all of the extra precautions I can now. Here's to hoping it doesn't happen again..For what it's worth, I seriously doubt you as a person had any bearing whatsoever on this. There was no violence or suggestion of it – the thieves knew exactly how to pull off the hit extremely quickly and extremely quietly. Size, gender and physicality make no difference to how much noise you could make if you saw them, and any amount of noise would have called an end to their visit.
As you pointed out, the scumbags scoped the street weeks in advance, then came back to take exactly what they wanted. They know about your neighbours with their other cars, but those cars weren't on their shopping list. They wanted bits from an M2 and yours was there. At that point, the owner of the car is irrelevant. They learned your schedule specifically to avoid confrontation or violence. Then when they came back, there was no faffing about, no “we might as well take...”; they were in and out in 7 minutes flat.
From a headspace perspective, there is a massive difference between “they targeted me” and “they targeted my car”. You have been the victim of crime, but you weren't the target, your car was. They didn't pick you because of your physicality, they literally did everything they could to avoid you.
Events like this can be insidious, the little doubts they instil can eat away at your mental health without you even realising it. Something very similar happened to a close family member and it completely f*cked their head. If you find the whole situation playing on your mind longer than you'd like, it could be worth booking a few sessions with a counsellor to talk the whole thing over. Stuff like that still has a bad rap but a counsellor isn't a shrink, their job is to work through things with you, not give you a prescription and tell you to sod off.
I hope this doesn't come across as patronising - it's just advice I wish I'd listened to a few years earlier than I did!!