New Car Stolen – Parliamentary Triangle – Sophisticated Criminals?

fritzmacgritz 10 July 2013 35

2012 Nissan X-trail (GOLD), rego NSW JEN-691 stolen from National Library car park (closest to Treasury Building) yesterday (Tuesday, 9 July 2013), between 1.15pm and 4.00pm. Distinctive blue child seat in rear (ugly 90s style covering)….

Theft is very concerning as new cars, one would assume, are difficult to steal? Anyone else had a similar newish car stolen in Canberra?

If anyone sees this car dumped around the suburbs, I would be most grateful for a notification or referral to ACT Policing.


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bundah bundah 2:38 pm 12 Jul 13

fritzmacgritz said :

Security staff of the NLA claim that the carpark is the responsibility of the National Capital Authority, and as such, does not patrol the area, nor do they see it part of their responsibility to intervene with any criminal activity outside of the NLA building. This is unlike Treasury security, which does patrol nearby car parks – I give my compliments and acknowledge their foresight.

I was informed by security that on one recent day, 36 break-ins near the NLA were reported. Also, cars have been stolen from the car park on a weekly basis.

Perhaps they should have signs up ‘High theft and break in area not gummints problem’

c_c™ c_c™ 2:26 pm 12 Jul 13

gazket said :

thieves short circuit the battery, the car thinks it has crashed and unlocks the doors,

Of course the fuel pump shut off then poses a problem, but that would certainly be a good way to nick airbags (which they do) and anything else bolted to the car. Even bolting stuff down doesn’t help.

dkNigs dkNigs 2:18 pm 12 Jul 13

Unfortunately if late model cars are found they’re usually found in an interstate garage in various states of being stripped down and harvested for parts.

beardedclam beardedclam 1:58 pm 12 Jul 13

beardedclam said :

fritzmacgritz said :

Some developments…

Vehicle colour is SILVER – Not GOLD

There is no CCTV footage of the carpark in question – cameras only point into the NLA entrance

Some comments are gratuitous and idle muckraking – this is not an insurance scam – so new car owners beware of this apparent high tech theft. Doubtful this is also a joy ride – who steals a diesel powered wagon for fun? Suspected slice and dice for parts.

Perhaps the best advice so far to the general community is that a thief is hiding in the car park using a code duplicator…

Security staff of the NLA claim that the carpark is the responsibility of the National Capital Authority, and as such, does not patrol the area, nor do they see it part of their responsibility to intervene with any criminal activity outside of the NLA building. This is unlike Treasury security, which does patrol nearby car parks – I give my compliments and acknowledge their foresight.

I was informed by security that on one recent day, 36 break-ins near the NLA were reported. Also, cars have been stolen from the car park on a weekly basis.

who doesnt know the colour of their own car?

pretty sure you just trying to get people out of the area.

beardedclam beardedclam 1:57 pm 12 Jul 13

fritzmacgritz said :

Some developments…

Vehicle colour is SILVER – Not GOLD

There is no CCTV footage of the carpark in question – cameras only point into the NLA entrance

Some comments are gratuitous and idle muckraking – this is not an insurance scam – so new car owners beware of this apparent high tech theft. Doubtful this is also a joy ride – who steals a diesel powered wagon for fun? Suspected slice and dice for parts.

Perhaps the best advice so far to the general community is that a thief is hiding in the car park using a code duplicator…

Security staff of the NLA claim that the carpark is the responsibility of the National Capital Authority, and as such, does not patrol the area, nor do they see it part of their responsibility to intervene with any criminal activity outside of the NLA building. This is unlike Treasury security, which does patrol nearby car parks – I give my compliments and acknowledge their foresight.

I was informed by security that on one recent day, 36 break-ins near the NLA were reported. Also, cars have been stolen from the car park on a weekly basis.

who doesnt know the colour of their own car?

bearlikesbeer bearlikesbeer 11:36 am 12 Jul 13

Last time I looked, Questacon had cameras facing in the direction of the National Library.

fritzmacgritz fritzmacgritz 11:19 am 12 Jul 13

Some developments…

Vehicle colour is SILVER – Not GOLD

There is no CCTV footage of the carpark in question – cameras only point into the NLA entrance

Some comments are gratuitous and idle muckraking – this is not an insurance scam – so new car owners beware of this apparent high tech theft. Doubtful this is also a joy ride – who steals a diesel powered wagon for fun? Suspected slice and dice for parts.

Perhaps the best advice so far to the general community is that a thief is hiding in the car park using a code duplicator…

Security staff of the NLA claim that the carpark is the responsibility of the National Capital Authority, and as such, does not patrol the area, nor do they see it part of their responsibility to intervene with any criminal activity outside of the NLA building. This is unlike Treasury security, which does patrol nearby car parks – I give my compliments and acknowledge their foresight.

I was informed by security that on one recent day, 36 break-ins near the NLA were reported. Also, cars have been stolen from the car park on a weekly basis.

p1 p1 5:13 pm 11 Jul 13

gazket said :

thieves short circuit the battery, the car thinks it has crashed and unlocks the doors,

Really? Even with the key out of the ignition and the doors locked, the car thinks it has been crashed into? Must remember not to leave my car bonnet open so this can’t happen.

timmy_pete timmy_pete 4:50 pm 11 Jul 13

I saw busted glass from a break-in or theft in the NLA carpark at about 6pm yesterday. I thought it was pretty surprising inside the triangle, but I never risk leaving anything in my late-model X-Trail anyway.

dungfungus dungfungus 4:42 pm 11 Jul 13

gazket said :

thieves short circuit the battery, the car thinks it has crashed and unlocks the doors,

This would mean the thieves will have to re-set the radio and if they don’t have the code they will be pissed off.

dungfungus dungfungus 4:39 pm 11 Jul 13

SheepGroper said :

dungfungus said :

Beamed up by aliens perhaps?

Don’t be daft. How can aliens anally probe a car!

They were following the “X-Trail”

gazket gazket 4:26 pm 11 Jul 13

thieves short circuit the battery, the car thinks it has crashed and unlocks the doors,

PBO PBO 2:13 pm 11 Jul 13

SheepGroper said :

dungfungus said :

Beamed up by aliens perhaps?

Don’t be daft. How can aliens anally probe a car!

Up the tailpipe, Duh!

But seriously, with all these apparent features that prevent vehicle theft in effect, how do we know that this isnt just some elaborate insurance scam?

#Hypothetical Scenario #1

A 2012 model car which someone may be having trouble paying for and also, it is insured for its current replacement costs through a less than vigilant insurer. Person “loses” car and claims insurance quickly because the Police have investigated.

Or…..

#Hypothetical Scenario #2

The Government’s Education revolution had more of an effect than previously reported and the locals bogan’s are reported as: Havin da mad tek skils now, Broo!!!

tuco tuco 1:47 pm 11 Jul 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

tuco said :

thebrownstreak69 said :

bundah said :

Is there not external CCTV at the Nat Lib?

How would a few grainy images of a skinny scumbag wearing a hoody help?

I agree. There’s no point even looking at evidence once you have made your own conclusions about what it shows. Any additional information would just clutter up the place.

So we know who did it and where the car is, yeah…?

1. Hang on, what side are you on now? Cameras ARE some use? Phew!
2. The cameras would have allowed me to say “spotto”. Before the Nissan was stolen. Obviously.
3. *thinks* Must get a smiley face for ironic comments …

SheepGroper SheepGroper 1:08 pm 11 Jul 13

dungfungus said :

Beamed up by aliens perhaps?

Don’t be daft. How can aliens anally probe a car!

thebrownstreak69 thebrownstreak69 12:31 pm 11 Jul 13

tuco said :

thebrownstreak69 said :

bundah said :

Is there not external CCTV at the Nat Lib?

How would a few grainy images of a skinny scumbag wearing a hoody help?

I agree. There’s no point even looking at evidence once you have made your own conclusions about what it shows. Any additional information would just clutter up the place.

So we know who did it and where the car is, yeah…?

tuco tuco 11:51 am 11 Jul 13

thebrownstreak69 said :

bundah said :

Is there not external CCTV at the Nat Lib?

How would a few grainy images of a skinny scumbag wearing a hoody help?

I agree. There’s no point even looking at evidence once you have made your own conclusions about what it shows. Any additional information would just clutter up the place.

p1 p1 11:23 am 11 Jul 13

CraigT said :

…the cops told me the scumbags have a device they use that interferes with your electronic key as you try to lock it…

This means the car is unlocked (I always make sure the indicators flash to make sure mine has locked), and makes it very easy to nick anything in the car, but to steal it you will still have to circumvent the immobiliser. Which is difficult to do with factory systems on new cars as it is part of the computer which runs the motor.

RF Jammers are somewhat illegal here, but I can’t imagine it is all that hard to get one into the country (sniffer dogs won’t pick one up, and on an x-ray it is just circuitry), nor would it be that hard to make one. I suppose it is lucky that the sort of people who break into cars to go through ash trays for loose change aren’t really smart.

Mothy Mothy 11:21 am 11 Jul 13

Scumbags. I’d dread to think how I’d operate without the family vehicle and its associated kid-seats. Best of luck getting it back.

dungfungus dungfungus 11:03 am 11 Jul 13

bundah said :

thebrownstreak69 said :

bundah said :

Is there not external CCTV at the Nat Lib?

How would a few grainy images of a skinny scumbag wearing a hoody help?

Elementary brownstreak,firstly it would reveal how it was stolen eg.whether it be towtruck as mentioned in #4 or possibly hoody scum.Secondly,given it was a 2012 X-trail I suspect hoody scum wouldn’t have the nouse nor resources to steal the X-trail without a key.

Therefore while the CCTV is unlikely to have sufficient clarity to identify the thief it would resolve the issue of how it was stolen and potentially give some clues as to who the perpetrator is. 🙂

Beamed up by aliens perhaps?

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