Another Capri Stolen....

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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby escortmad79 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:46 am

andyd wrote:An XR3i was stolen from South Wales this week too :(

Any information on this one?

Reg, pics, where it was taken from, where did you see the info?

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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:30 am

escortmad79 wrote:Reg, pics, where it was taken from, where did you see the info?

I know it was Mercury grey, and it was taken from the South Wales, possibly Cardiff area. Andy will be able to confirm that and be able to fill in the rest of the blanks.

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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby andyd » Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:13 pm

escortmad79 wrote:
andyd wrote:An XR3i was stolen from South Wales this week too :(

Any information on this one?

Reg, pics, where it was taken from, where did you see the info?

Mk4 XR3i F154FTA (99% sure Mercury Grey) stolen from South Wales (Rhondda Cynon Taff) August 27th/28th.
Saw it on the XR Owners Club Facebook page, I haven't heard if it was found.....

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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby escortmad79 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:15 pm

XR3i was recovered with a small amount of damage

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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby andyd » Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:03 pm

escortmad79 wrote:XR3i was recovered with a small amount of damage

Yes, I saw that just now on fb :)

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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby Caprifan Rob » Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:38 am

andyd wrote:
escortmad79 wrote:XR3i was recovered with a small amount of damage

Yes, I saw that just now on fb :)

Not ideal but a total result to get it back :applaud: . Most don’t get that lucky. Hope it’s an easy fix.

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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby andyd » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:19 am

:!: :!: :!: STOLEN :!: :!: :!:

Copied from Capri World;

Car: Mk3 Capri 2l Laser
Reg: C189FMU
Colour: Black
Stolen From: East Dulwich
Stolen When: 21/10/18

Theiving scum still at it, keep yours safe.....

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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby Fordoholic Nick » Thu Oct 25, 2018 11:45 am

andyd wrote::!: :!: :!: STOLEN :!: :!: :!:

Copied from Capri World;

Car: Mk3 Capri 2l Laser
Reg: C189FMU
Colour: Black
Stolen From: East Dulwich
Stolen When: 21/10/18

Theiving scum still at it, keep yours safe.....


Yep very sad Andy. Its shows now its not just the 2.8 and 3.0 most at risk from these scoundrals. First I heard of a laser been stolen. Its usually the V6's they go for but yep all our cherished Capris are now at risk. Will fit that garage defender asap ! Might get a wheel clamp too along with the disklok I already use. Very worrying times

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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:01 pm

Yes I did see that and as you all say it’s worrying, I already had a scare at home and after the event had CCTV installed .
As you say nick you can bolt the car down have a tracker remove the wheels and seats and they still have stuff away .
Might thought is I have the alarm box on the front of the house that a night lights up like a xmas tree and now at the front two CCTV cameras that also have a red lights .
Also I have the car well and truly hidden away so it’s piece of mind .

What can help is a picture of my mother in law stuck inside the car , one look and the person will turn to stone .
I can send out a picture but please use the safety gloves and blind fold to install , also have seen dogs & cats been effected . :beer:
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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:48 pm

I hope owner and car are soon reunited.

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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:49 pm

Jasonmarie wrote:Yes I did see that and as you all say it’s worrying, I already had a scare at home and after the event had CCTV installed .

Did anything come of that Jason, or was it just the one visit and that was the last you saw of them?

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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:47 pm

No touch wood all ok but you can go around the back of our houses in the village and people do park round , but a neighbour got a new car and his old 2006 Datsun had a note on the windscreen and my Capri was covered on the drive so I wonder if he new there was a car around there and then by chance see the car under the cover and just tried his luck . As his words were is the car for sale under the cover .

You can only hope but it keeps you on your toes more after the event what is a good thing really .
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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby andyd » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:06 pm

The Postman caught sight of mine in the garage last week when I was doing the coolant change.
He loved it, but I thought I hope he keeps it to himself as I don't want too many others knowing where it is....

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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:21 pm

andyd wrote:The Postman caught sight of mine in the garage last week when I was doing the coolant change.
He loved it, but I thought I hope he keeps it to himself as I don't want too many others knowing where it is....

It's hard to keep secrets in a small community though.

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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby andyd » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:30 pm

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:The Postman caught sight of mine in the garage last week when I was doing the coolant change.
He loved it, but I thought I hope he keeps it to himself as I don't want too many others knowing where it is....

It's hard to keep secrets in a small community though.

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You speak from experience Andrew.....:whistle: :D

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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:57 pm

andyd wrote:You speak from experience Andrew.....:whistle: :D

Don't you find that everybody knows everybody else's business? People who don't even know you know your business... :?

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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby Jasonmarie » Thu Oct 25, 2018 9:50 pm

Yes , yes and very true . We have what we call the church group really lovely people and always stop for a chat , but all the gossip comes from the postman about who dead or who doing what .
When we first moved here I got about 5 different names and even now some call me Dave like Rodney in only fools and horses .
All to get out of going to church I have told them all I am Buddhist .

Also do you get a knock on the door with some fruit or veg as they all have allotments ,.
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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby andyd » Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:15 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:
andyd wrote:You speak from experience Andrew.....:whistle: :D

Don't you find that everybody knows everybody else's business? People who don't even know you know your business... :?

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Luckily we are just outside of the village, so don't get any of that :wave: But no doubt someone knows more than we think.....

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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby Andrew 2.8i » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:36 am

The posties should be made to sign a non disclosure agreement so they don't reveal details about the stuff they see and hear about on their rounds! :lol:

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Re: Another Capri Stolen....

Postby andyd » Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:52 am

Andrew 2.8i wrote:The posties should be made to sign a non disclosure agreement so they don't reveal details about the stuff they see and hear about on their rounds! :lol:

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We get about 3 different posties a week :headscratch: What happened to the regulars :?