Lock your car, there are thieves about!!

Mattenagger 1 August 2012 10

My room-mate just disturbed some cretins attempting to break into her car which was parked on the street in Wanniassa.

Under the full glow of a street light as well.

They had a car waiting down the road for the get away.

She has reported it to the police but I’d guess they will be moving on and trying again.

Anyone with a 12 gauge and rocking chair, this would be the perfect time for some porch sitting.


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cynical_rendering cynical_rendering 3:18 pm 03 Aug 12
milkman milkman 1:26 pm 03 Aug 12

pharmer said :

The car theft problem seems big enough in Canberra to justify this sort of thing. Although the civil libertarians will argue that being locked in the car for a few minutes is cruel. And the judges will let them off on a good behaviour bond at most.

It would probably be more effective to promote a vigilante program whereby if someone is caught stealing a car it’s up to the 10 closest people to beat the snot out of them.

It would be more effective than the current system.

DrKoresh DrKoresh 1:19 pm 03 Aug 12

We should set up something like this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Dolphin_Prison

The Russians know how to do it.

pharmer pharmer 12:52 pm 03 Aug 12

Why can’t we have a few trap cars set up like the Police in the US have done? Cars are set up with remote engine immobilisers and automatic door lockers, so thieves break into cars, start them up and get a little bit down the road before the engine cuts out and they are locked in the car, ready for the Police to pick them up.

The car theft problem seems big enough in Canberra to justify this sort of thing. Although the civil libertarians will argue that being locked in the car for a few minutes is cruel. And the judges will let them off on a good behaviour bond at most.

shirty_bear shirty_bear 11:48 am 03 Aug 12

Yeah, was thinking the same thing … recent evidence suggests you’ll be better off unlocking the car.

Or get actual security:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlqs0CexhJs

Postalgeek Postalgeek 10:16 am 03 Aug 12

Meanwhile in Weston acreek, and everywhere else, it’s been aptly demonstrated that locking a car is no deterrent to a thief with a hammer.

Getting your car off the street, if you can, is the best option. Sad but true.

carnardly carnardly 9:44 am 03 Aug 12

can you indicate which street?

bloody mongrels.

poetix poetix 10:30 pm 02 Aug 12

helium said :

p1 said :

You need an anti theft device.

..also a garage, sadly many unloved cars are forced to live outside in the cold whilst their owners fill garages with crap.

Strangely enough, there are people who manage to live without garages at all.

helium helium 9:59 pm 02 Aug 12

p1 said :

You need an anti theft device.

..also a garage, sadly many unloved cars are forced to live outside in the cold whilst their owners fill garages with crap.

p1 p1 11:33 am 01 Aug 12

You need an anti theft device.

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