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Inept Blaggers at Fyshwick Bunnings

By LSWCHP - 1 February 2012 7

So I got into the passenger side of my mates care in the Bunnings carpark at lunchtime. A few seconds later, the young guy in the car next to me, who was parked with his rear to the kerb, starts to rev his engine like a loony, pops the clutch and roars forward about a foot before he stalls it and jerks to a halt.

There was a bit of a WTF moment, and then it all became clear as another ratfaced tool… ermmm…young gentleman ran up with his arms full of power tools, jumped in and urged his mate to continue with the frantic efforts to restart the car. A stream of red-shirted Bunnings folks were coming out the door and running towards the stationary getaway vehicle when the driver managed to get it going and they lurched slowly around the carpark and out onto Newcastle street. It was like the getaway driven didn’t actually have his licence, because he had some pretty poor driving skills.

Given the low price of power tools, why would anybody risk doing this? Some urgent renovations in progress perhaps?

Anyway, I got the vehicle details and called Crimestoppers. The car was probably stolen with fake plates, but you never know. These guys definitely weren’t master criminals.

What’s Your opinion?


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Inept Blaggers at Fyshwick Bunnings
Stevian 2:30 pm 01 Feb 12

EvanJames said :

Stevian said :

EvanJames said :

Probably stolen car, and the inept crooks stole a manual, when the driver only had one of those stupid automatic-only licenses.

So you know the individuals involved?

Why didn’t you spend the extra time and get a proper licence?

Yep, that’s my question to you

EvanJames 2:11 pm 01 Feb 12

Stevian said :

EvanJames said :

Probably stolen car, and the inept crooks stole a manual, when the driver only had one of those stupid automatic-only licenses.

So you know the individuals involved?

Why didn’t you spend the extra time and get a proper licence?

Stevian 1:58 pm 01 Feb 12

EvanJames said :

Probably stolen car, and the inept crooks stole a manual, when the driver only had one of those stupid automatic-only licenses.

So you know the individuals involved?

Felix the Cat 12:40 pm 01 Feb 12

Given the low price of power tools, why would anybody risk doing this? Some urgent renovations in progress perhaps?

I’ve heard of people having their cars broken into for barely a handful of parking meter change so power tools would be quite lucrative in comparison.

The thieves probably went straight to the nearest Cash Converters and cashed them in and then went off to buy some drugs (or maybe some driving lessons).

EvanJames 12:30 pm 01 Feb 12

Probably stolen car, and the inept crooks stole a manual, when the driver only had one of those stupid automatic-only licenses.

Holden Caulfield 12:11 pm 01 Feb 12

But did they park between the lines?

banjo 12:00 pm 01 Feb 12

Perhaps they are trying to go legit, start their own trade business?… #you’redoingitwrong!

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