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    Default Stolen van recovered + thief caught

    Following on from an earlier post. The missus phoned to tell me the Met had recovered the van and even caught the driver. They boxed him in with two cars, even then he tried to ram his way out.

    Apparently he used it to commit a string of house burglaries all over Kent, Bromley, Essex and further. He'd changed the plates several times, fortunately the ANPR camera system kept 'pinging' the plates he used. The Met finally caught up with him when someone noticed the tax disc and the plates didn't match up. Only wish I could have been there to see the look on his face when they caught him.

    The Met Officer says we won't see the van for several weeks as forensics need to examine it first. Shame really, seeing as the insurers have already paid out and we've put the money down on a new van.

    So I'm well chuffed, that's my Christmas made.

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    great news mate

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    great news fella

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    Supurb news. Pity that they are not fortunate to catch all the theives all the time. Nice work on the MET,s part this time though.

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    Excellent news mate & yes i hope he has the book thrown at him.

    If the insurers have coughed p, doen't the van now belong to them anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitch1965 View Post
    i hope he has the book thrown at him.
    Or at the very least, a tyre iron....

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    Its a shame he'll get a 'community order' at court or some rubbish.

    Still, im sure that'll stop him!

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    Cheers fellas, I'm still smiling...

    Quote Originally Posted by mitch1965 View Post
    If the insurers have coughed p, doen't the van now belong to them anyway?
    Yes, they have the log book and spare keys, the Met will turn the van straight over to them (at our request). If it's not a write off they'll most likely repair the damage and sell on.

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