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Old 08-11-2001, 10:01:20   #1
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Those of you that have visited RC towers know that I live in a fairly well-heeled bit of London. We have our share of socially unaware people here but this, taken from our local community forum (the same one that brought you the great pigeon investigation) is priceless

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Last Wednesday, 26th July at 4.00 p.m., I was filling our new car up with petrol at Pump 1 at Murco Petrol Station on South Parade, W4. I went to pay for the petrol having left the keys in the car!!! When I came out of the shop/paying area I saw my car pulling out and zooming down South Parade!!!!! I couldn't believe it, I was in shock. I called 999 and despite their best efforts (*?!#) the thief got away. We are NOT insured as the Insurance Companies have a "keys clause" which makes policies null and void in the event of the car being taken when the keys are "in or around the vehicle". Be warned.

If anyone saw anything or, in future, sees a Dark Blue Mercedes ML 320 (4x4) , Reg. W 274 NLA (the Reg may now have been changed), mileage approx 2,100, on the road or parked, advertised or seemingly abandoned please, please let us know on 0956 294326. Also, if anyone has any unusual or creative ideas of how we can further spread the news of this theft, again, please let us know.

BE WARNED.....DO NOT LEAVE YOUR KEYS IN THE CAR WHEN PAYING FOR PETROL!
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Old 08-11-2001, 10:02:31   #2
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Wow! What a warning. I never would have thought of that.
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Old 08-11-2001, 10:04:18   #3
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You mean I don't have to buy a new car every two weeks?
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Old 08-11-2001, 10:04:57   #4
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I buy a new car for every journey I need to make. When I've finished I just leave the keys in the car and the engine on so I don't need to find somewhere to park.
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Old 08-11-2001, 10:05:07   #5
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Well, I never knew that you had to have keys and petrol to make the things go.
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Old 08-11-2001, 10:06:08   #6
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You just keep yours in your garage don't you?
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Old 08-11-2001, 10:25:32   #7
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I would call it a status symbol only it's a 1985 Fiat!
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Old 08-11-2001, 10:30:15   #8
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A collectors item.
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Old 08-11-2001, 10:38:23   #9
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Hardly any rust and only a genuine 45000 miles on the clock.

I sound like a used car salesman. Where's my camelskin coat?
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Old 08-11-2001, 10:39:05   #10
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I'll give you £15 for it.
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Old 08-11-2001, 10:41:44   #11
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That's probably not much less than I'd get for it.

I reckon it's got a good ten years left in it at my rate of mileage but that is not valued by the market (nobody believes that the mileage can be genuine).
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Old 08-11-2001, 10:56:28   #12
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No, especially as the average is 10,000 a year or something.
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Old 08-11-2001, 17:42:39   #13
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Yep. I should be 1 1/2 times around the clock not a mere 1/2.
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Old 08-11-2001, 17:47:30   #14
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I'll steal it from you for free.
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