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Offline king monkey

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Attempted theft
« on: 01 March 2021, 20:03 »
Hi everyone,

You might know that I had a GTI stolen in 2015 and I’ve just had a lucky escape tonight. Basically a young lad walked into my garage as I was getting the car out. He’s then walked beside my drivers door and asked me to put the window down. As this point I floored it in reverse out of the garage and down the road. Close call.

Think I’ve finally had enough now.
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Re: Attempted theft
« Reply #1 on: 01 March 2021, 20:14 »
Oh no.  :sad:

You're possibly a little shaken, but hopefully you are otherwise ok.
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Re: Attempted theft
« Reply #2 on: 01 March 2021, 20:15 »
I can’t begin to tell you how awful it was. I think I finally, after 20 years, need to give up on performance Golfs.
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Re: Attempted theft
« Reply #3 on: 01 March 2021, 20:52 »
Wow,they just don’t care do they!
Has he actually come onto your property,or do you rent a garage?
The criminal fraternity love the Golf R.
Hope you have no further problems.

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Re: Attempted theft
« Reply #4 on: 01 March 2021, 20:55 »
The garage is attached to my house so came straight into the property. R, gti, you name it, they want it. I actually think they were on the way to my neighbours to look at their bmw and Audi when they saw me put the garage door up.
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Re: Attempted theft
« Reply #5 on: 01 March 2021, 21:09 »
Bloody hell,i can’t believe they would do that-perhaps I’m a bit naive.
Hope you got a good look at him,to pass onto the police.

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Re: Attempted theft
« Reply #6 on: 01 March 2021, 21:17 »
Bloody hell,i can’t believe they would do that-perhaps I’m a bit naive.
Hope you got a good look at him,to pass onto the police.

Thanks. He had a surgical mask though and hoodie up so no chance of identifying him. Felt very opportunistic tbh.
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Re: Attempted theft
« Reply #7 on: 01 March 2021, 21:33 »
Bloody hell, that's some brass neck.

Don't suppose his foot was under the wheels by any chance  :whistle:
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Re: Attempted theft
« Reply #8 on: 01 March 2021, 21:35 »
Honestly Fred I have no idea how I didn’t run the second fella over as he stood at the bottom of the drive. All four pipes in his kneecaps.   :laugh:
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Re: Attempted theft
« Reply #9 on: 01 March 2021, 21:54 »
Sorry to read this. Don't  blaim you if you now got rid of it. Somethings are just not worth the hassle.

They do seem to just not care now.

Not sure were about in the country you live but this is happening more and more sadly.

Hope you manage to get over this ok.
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