Thieves return to steal vehicle in Ramsden Bellhouse after failed attempt

Thieves return to steal vehicle in Ramsden Bellhouse after failed attempt

Thieves return to steal vehicle in Ramsden Bellhouse after failed attempt

First published in News

THIEVES returned to steal a woman’s car – weeks after they first tried to take it.

Deborah Friswell, of Church Road, Ramsden Bellhouse, found thieves had attempted to steal her Land Rover Defender from her driveway six weeks ago.

They had cut a wire under the vehicle, disarming the alarm, but had got frightened off and left it on the drive.

Mrs Friswell was watching TV in her living room with the blinds open and lights on when the car was taken between 1.30am and 3am on Sunday. She said: “I had parked it on my drive right up to the front door to put the thieves off coming back.

“I didn’t even hear anything and then I realised it had gone.

“I feel a bit stupid, because when they tried to take it the first time the police told me to buy a clutch lock which goes over all the pedals but because it was £150 I didn’t.

“I would tell everybody to buy one now.”

The Land Rover Defender was black and three years old.

Anywitnesses can call Essex Police on 101.

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10:02am Sun 2 Mar 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Hope it was locked, with the battery removed....
Hope it was locked, with the battery removed.... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -2

11:29am Sun 2 Mar 14

Bolloximian says...

If at first you don't succeed.......

It might not have been the same thieves though. Ramsden Bellhouse is full of them but they usually ply their trade from posh offices up town.
If at first you don't succeed....... It might not have been the same thieves though. Ramsden Bellhouse is full of them but they usually ply their trade from posh offices up town. Bolloximian
  • Score: 2

11:48am Sun 2 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

How silly of the lady not to have secured it better for only £150...whats that a meal and wine for 4 people in a nice restaurant.?...how much was the Land Rover when she brought it..15-20k..!!, surprised Insurance companies have not insisted on Trackers to be fitted to Defenders or written to Owners warning of dangers of them being stolen.....no wait.. she was warned but ignored it.
How silly of the lady not to have secured it better for only £150...whats that a meal and wine for 4 people in a nice restaurant.?...how much was the Land Rover when she brought it..15-20k..!!, surprised Insurance companies have not insisted on Trackers to be fitted to Defenders or written to Owners warning of dangers of them being stolen.....no wait.. she was warned but ignored it. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 3

12:01pm Sun 2 Mar 14

pendulum says...

A 3-year-old Land Rover Defender, able to have the alarm disabled by cutting a wire, and hot-wired for a drive-off? I would be blaming the manufacturer!
A 3-year-old Land Rover Defender, able to have the alarm disabled by cutting a wire, and hot-wired for a drive-off? I would be blaming the manufacturer! pendulum
  • Score: 6

12:32pm Sun 2 Mar 14

danger2013 says...

pendulum wrote:
A 3-year-old Land Rover Defender, able to have the alarm disabled by cutting a wire, and hot-wired for a drive-off? I would be blaming the manufacturer!
There's no way this car was blackboxed (hot wired). No new car made within the last 15 years can be stolen in this way. I assume they had the keys.
[quote][p][bold]pendulum[/bold] wrote: A 3-year-old Land Rover Defender, able to have the alarm disabled by cutting a wire, and hot-wired for a drive-off? I would be blaming the manufacturer![/p][/quote]There's no way this car was blackboxed (hot wired). No new car made within the last 15 years can be stolen in this way. I assume they had the keys. danger2013
  • Score: 5

1:52pm Sun 2 Mar 14

charlie croker says...

danger2013 wrote:
pendulum wrote:
A 3-year-old Land Rover Defender, able to have the alarm disabled by cutting a wire, and hot-wired for a drive-off? I would be blaming the manufacturer!
There's no way this car was blackboxed (hot wired). No new car made within the last 15 years can be stolen in this way. I assume they had the keys.
You are joking right?

Google "BMW OBD2 theft" and watch a CCTV video of thieves stealing a new BMW in less than 3 minutes. It can and is being done.
[quote][p][bold]danger2013[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pendulum[/bold] wrote: A 3-year-old Land Rover Defender, able to have the alarm disabled by cutting a wire, and hot-wired for a drive-off? I would be blaming the manufacturer![/p][/quote]There's no way this car was blackboxed (hot wired). No new car made within the last 15 years can be stolen in this way. I assume they had the keys.[/p][/quote]You are joking right? Google "BMW OBD2 theft" and watch a CCTV video of thieves stealing a new BMW in less than 3 minutes. It can and is being done. charlie croker
  • Score: 4

1:54pm Sun 2 Mar 14

charlie croker says...

There has been an unusual spike in the number of BMWs stolen in the UK this year, with some sources suggesting the number may be 300 cars or higher. The cars are being stolen without activating car alarms or immobilizers.

The suspected method used involves the use of devices that plug into the car's OBD port and can program blank key fobs, leaving owners with keys to missing cars. Here's how they do it.P

BMW sites and forums have been understandably alarmed about the issue, which is affecting all BMW series models, from the 1 to the X6.P

The essential theft process varies in detail, but all seem to have a fundamental methodology in common. First, the car is entered, either via nearby RF jammers that block the lock signal from the fob from reaching the car, or, more crudely, by breaking a window, as seen in the video in this post of the 1 Series being stolen. In cases of the window break, the thieves seem to be exploiting a gap in the car's internal ultrasonic sensor system to avoid tripping the alarm...
There has been an unusual spike in the number of BMWs stolen in the UK this year, with some sources suggesting the number may be 300 cars or higher. The cars are being stolen without activating car alarms or immobilizers. The suspected method used involves the use of devices that plug into the car's OBD port and can program blank key fobs, leaving owners with keys to missing cars. Here's how they do it.P BMW sites and forums have been understandably alarmed about the issue, which is affecting all BMW series models, from the 1 to the X6.P The essential theft process varies in detail, but all seem to have a fundamental methodology in common. First, the car is entered, either via nearby RF jammers that block the lock signal from the fob from reaching the car, or, more crudely, by breaking a window, as seen in the video in this post of the 1 Series being stolen. In cases of the window break, the thieves seem to be exploiting a gap in the car's internal ultrasonic sensor system to avoid tripping the alarm... charlie croker
  • Score: 0

2:04pm Sun 2 Mar 14

DogsMessInLeigh says...

A Defender is less security refined than a BMW too, fastidious owners of certain Land Rovers will protect their loved one.
A Defender is less security refined than a BMW too, fastidious owners of certain Land Rovers will protect their loved one. DogsMessInLeigh
  • Score: 0

3:06pm Sun 2 Mar 14

BIRLIS says...

DogsMessInLeigh wrote:
How silly of the lady not to have secured it better for only £150...whats that a meal and wine for 4 people in a nice restaurant.?...how much was the Land Rover when she brought it..15-20k..!!, surprised Insurance companies have not insisted on Trackers to be fitted to Defenders or written to Owners warning of dangers of them being stolen.....no wait.. she was warned but ignored it.
Please tell me where you can get a decent meal and wine for four for £150. I struggle to stay below that for two. You could save us all a packet!
[quote][p][bold]DogsMessInLeigh[/bold] wrote: How silly of the lady not to have secured it better for only £150...whats that a meal and wine for 4 people in a nice restaurant.?...how much was the Land Rover when she brought it..15-20k..!!, surprised Insurance companies have not insisted on Trackers to be fitted to Defenders or written to Owners warning of dangers of them being stolen.....no wait.. she was warned but ignored it.[/p][/quote]Please tell me where you can get a decent meal and wine for four for £150. I struggle to stay below that for two. You could save us all a packet! BIRLIS
  • Score: 1

1:57pm Mon 3 Mar 14

Kim Gandy says...

That would have gone abroad to be sold.

Nobody would be thick enough to try and sell it here.
That would have gone abroad to be sold. Nobody would be thick enough to try and sell it here. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 1

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