M140i stolen in 30 seconds

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M140i stolen in 30 seconds

Post by chinskee » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:41 am

I’ve seen this before but not as easily and quickly as this!

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Re: M140i stolen in 30 seconds

Post by marco_polo » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:49 am

Shouldn't take that long to nick a car with Comfort Access, they're probably amateurs. Should have fitted a steering wheel lock or driveway post.

You can nick most modern Ford Fiesta's in 5 seconds!
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Re: M140i stolen in 30 seconds

Post by Mr Whippy » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:55 am

marco_polo wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:49 am
Shouldn't take that long to nick a car with Comfort Access, they're probably amateurs. Should have fitted a steering wheel lock or driveway post.

You can nick most modern Ford Fiesta's in 5 seconds!
Nice steering wheel lock or driveway post... how convenient haha.

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Re: M140i stolen in 30 seconds

Post by Liono » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:06 pm

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Re: M140i stolen in 30 seconds

Post by Dazzles » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:40 pm

Liono wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:06 pm
this...:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BMBN65X
Good shout, thanks for the link.

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Re: M140i stolen in 30 seconds

Post by Liono » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:24 pm

Dazzles wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:40 pm
Liono wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:06 pm
this...:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BMBN65X
Good shout, thanks for the link.
Np! Don't forget to put your spare key in one, or take the fob battery out!
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Re: M140i stolen in 30 seconds

Post by racey1979 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:49 pm

I got some of these bought for Christmas but haven’t used them yet. Are they only for when you have a vehicle with Comfort Access ? Or does the key fob still give off a signal that thieves can pick up ? Neither of our BMW’s have CA. Just wondering if it’s worth using them :?
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Re: M140i stolen in 30 seconds

Post by Pubbie » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:04 pm

I cannot ever, ever imagine why Criminal Access is possibly considered a good thing in Burglar Britain. I assume that if you were unfortunate enough to find a car you liked that had it as an option, you could permanently disable it and change the key for a non-Comfort version?

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Re: M140i stolen in 30 seconds

Post by dailydoggy » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:23 pm

there is some cases of cars still nicked wiv keys in a faraday pouch, was one in the papers last week...
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Re: M140i stolen in 30 seconds

Post by Octavius » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:13 pm

And now the anti snap lock barrels don’t deter the scum. They use blowtorches to melt the door frames to gain entry.
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Re: M140i stolen in 30 seconds

Post by houston » Fri Feb 15, 2019 7:01 am

Octavius wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:13 pm
And now the anti snap lock barrels don’t deter the scum. They use blowtorches to melt the door frames to gain entry.
I saw a photo recently that someone posted of their door after a break in. The lock was missing and there were scorch marks on the door itself, I did wonder at the time why it had been burnt and now I know.

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Re: M140i stolen in 30 seconds

Post by Pubbie » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:04 am

At the end of the day it won't make a difference. You can fit all the locks and protections and technology in the world, but if a thief wants your car he'll simply threaten to acid you or stab you up when you're standing next to it. With little or no probability of punishment, let alone capture (people who insult each other on social media being far more deserving of attention!), why would he bother trying to unpick all that when he can threaten to destroy the owner instead?

He even gets the keys! :)

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Re: M140i stolen in 30 seconds

Post by wenklaw » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:09 am

dailydoggy wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:23 pm
there is some cases of cars still nicked wiv keys in a faraday pouch, was one in the papers last week...
I suspect some idiot has used the wrong part in the faraday pouch!!! My pouch has a front part and back, only the back compartment blocks the signal.

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Re: M140i stolen in 30 seconds

Post by Octavius » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:05 am

Pubbie wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:04 am
At the end of the day it won't make a difference. You can fit all the locks and protections and technology in the world, but if a thief wants your car he'll simply threaten to acid you or stab you up when you're standing next to it. With little or no probability of punishment, let alone capture (people who insult each other on social media being far more deserving of attention!), why would he bother trying to unpick all that when he can threaten to destroy the owner instead?

He even gets the keys! :)
No arguing with that.
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Re: M140i stolen in 30 seconds

Post by wenklaw » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:31 pm

Octavius wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:05 am
Pubbie wrote:
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:04 am
At the end of the day it won't make a difference. You can fit all the locks and protections and technology in the world, but if a thief wants your car he'll simply threaten to acid you or stab you up when you're standing next to it. With little or no probability of punishment, let alone capture (people who insult each other on social media being far more deserving of attention!), why would he bother trying to unpick all that when he can threaten to destroy the owner instead?

He even gets the keys! :)
No arguing with that.
I wouldn't totally agree as only a very small proportion of car thefts are committed using or threatening to use violence, most are via break ins.
Having adequate security is a deterrent, but I agree if they want it ultimately they will try their best to get it regardless of decent security or not and I also agree with the lack of a worthy punishment for those who are caught.

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