Home and dry and burgled

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by The Older Gentleman, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. Well, it could have been worse.

    The good news - they didn't get my Grandpa's watch nor the gold brooch
    model of Lindbergh's Spirit of St Louis because I'd recently removed the
    one and put it back in the wrong drawer under about 500 old photos
    (being a forgetful old scrote has its advantages) and the other because
    it was in just too odd a place in my desk.

    Nor did they get The Doctor's jewellery - better hidden than we'd
    feared. All the signs were they'd found it. They didn't.

    The bad news - all the cameras except an Ixus overlooked on a
    windowsill. All replaceable, though. Tomorrow I go out and burn ukp3500
    in my credit card.

    All the kids' Christening and birth silverware, and ditto that which
    used to belong to The Doctor's late brother. Irreplaceable.

    All my model motorcycle collection. I mean, *all* of them. Some quite
    valuable (old Matchbox stuff, Dinky stuff, etc), some only worth a few
    quid (cheapo die-cast ones available anywhere). This is a pisser because
    I didn't think anyone would take them and I've been collecting them for
    about 20 years.

    OTOH, the ****(s) left all my collection of tinplate toys, some of which
    are definitely valuable. Go figure.

    Oh well. The skiing in the Pyrenees this year was utterly *ace*.
    The Older Gentleman, Feb 22, 2004
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    Petel Guest

    Fucking hell TOG.

    I`m so sorry to hear that, we were burgled on Dec 2nd, and luckily they
    didn`t get much.
    With Dad being ill and Mum struggleing it was the last thing we needed.

    I assume you`ve done the inventory and informed the law of anything that
    might turn up at auction somewhere?

    Don`t know what else to say.

    Anything to help (even if it`s just keeping an eye on the local
    auctions/ebay etc.) just ask.

    Petel .
    02 M2 Buell.

    Petel, Feb 22, 2004
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    Tim Guest

    I would say that I hope plod get the bastards, but that's hoping for a
    bit of a miracle.
    Tim two#21, YGL#3 & BOTAFOT#84

    Due to the limitations of current email, the lip movements may be
    out of synchronisation as you move your finger under the text while reading.

    tim dot ukrm2 at dsl dot pipex dot com
    Tim, Feb 22, 2004
  4. If anyone sees a collection of model motorcycles suddenly appearing.....
    The Older Gentleman, Feb 22, 2004
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    Timo Geusch Guest

    The Older Gentleman was seen penning the following ode to ... whatever:
    Keep an eye out for them on fleabay?
    Timo Geusch, Feb 22, 2004
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    Andy Hewitt Guest

    Bad luck old boy. I know what it's like, we had our gaff burgled before
    we actually moved in - luckily nothing of value was there. Not nice just
    the same.
    Andy Hewitt, Feb 22, 2004
  7. That's unusually thick, even for a Geordie burglar.



    GS 850 x2 / SE 6a
    FUB KotL OSOS#12? UKRMMA#19
    Grimly Curmudgeon, Feb 22, 2004
  8. These days, the only way plod catch burglars is if the stolen property is
    clearly visible on the Gatso photographs!
    Andy Ashworth, Feb 22, 2004
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    Anne Jackson Guest

    The message <1g9kg3f.1blwevl1qf291mN%>
    from (The Older Gentleman) contains
    these words:
    I don't suppose you had the foresight to mark them with one of
    those ultra-violet pens?
    Anne Jackson, Feb 22, 2004
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    Andy Hewitt Guest

    Sorry, didn't make that clear did I. I meant to mention it was the last
    Andy Hewitt, Feb 22, 2004
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    Buzby Guest

    Nobody died, at least not yet. I hope they do if you catch up with them.
    Commiserations. The loss of the irreplaceable personal stuff is a real
    downer - however I have a feeling that some spanky new upgraded photographic
    clobber courtesy of the insurance might go a little way to making you feel
    Where did you go?

    Buzby, Feb 22, 2004
  12. No.

    The TV, video, etc, yes. But model motorcycles?
    The Older Gentleman, Feb 22, 2004
  13. This is true to a certain extent.

    But the D100 stuff will simply be replaced, not upgraded, and as for the
    F90 upgrade from the F801S - it doesn't really make a difference.
    The Older Gentleman, Feb 22, 2004
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    Martyn Guest

    Really Sorry to hear about the burglary.

    I have only been done once - it wasn't what they took (not much as it
    happens) it was the feeling that we had been invaded - it took a long time
    for that feeling to wear off..


    (remove the 2nd "Y" to reply)

    FJ1200 - 3CV - 1989

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    Martyn, Feb 22, 2004
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    Guig Guest

    Bad enough :(

    Sorry to hear that ... fekkin bastards. My girlfriend got burgled before
    xmas (dvd player, video recorder and two of *my* dvds).

    GSF600SY Bandit - It's blue you know.
    CBFA #1

    Oh for the wings of any bird, other than a battery hen.
    Guig, Feb 22, 2004
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    Martyn Guest

    The bit that will really hurt is that he has probably knicked them for his

    People who steal tend to have a very poor sense of value. Why should they?


    (remove the 2nd "Y" to reply)

    FJ1200 - 3CV - 1989

    FJ1200 pages at
    Martyn, Feb 22, 2004
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    deadmail Guest

    Well if someone stole from me, I think I'd rather they gave stuff to
    their kids than sold it to finance a drug habit. I suspect the latter
    is more likely though.

    I've known a few people who did stuff like this; they were mostly
    deadmail, Feb 22, 2004
  18. Clear up rate on burgary is 2.8% apparantly.
    Colonel Tupperware, Feb 22, 2004
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    YTC#1 Guest

    Glad to hear it, I know you were particularly woried about the watch.
    So, strange scrotes, didn't go to the ******* draw then ?
    Utter utter cnuts !
    Uber Cunts !
    But they had the sense to leave the Duke !
    (actually your neighbour said they tried to take it but only got to the
    bottom of the road.....)
    Ho yuss .... even my bady bruised leg/ ripped muscle thinks so :)
    YTC#1, Feb 22, 2004
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    YTC#1 Guest


    YTC#1, Feb 22, 2004
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