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Theiving b@stards !!!!!

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by bunnyblatter, May 27, 2015.

  1. bunnyblatter

    bunnyblatter Pro Poster

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    Had my dewalt twin pack drill set nicked from the van as we were working last night in Sauceihall street right in the centre of Glasgow !!!
    Only noticed when we packed away at 2.30 am that the side door was slightly open. Cheeky tw@ts right outside the store entrance and still busy with people out drinking. I'll be checking with the store if there's any cameras on the street
    Not worth claiming on the insurance as its £150 excess and the premium will only go up next year.
    Looks like its going to cost me £300+ for a new set :mad::mad:
     
  2. gasman

    gasman It tasted like chicken

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    Now that feeling mate, had ALL my tools nicked one week after my daughter was born :mad:, not good
     
  3. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    Not good mate,

    defiantly a p**s boiler!!!!
     
  4. essex sniper

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    Iv had tools nicked it's horrible atb
     
  5. gasman

    gasman It tasted like chicken

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    Van vaults are good, also I never buy a van without windows in the back, let them have a look in and see the vault and they don't bother , I often see the back window has been wiped clean in a patch so they can look in, the little shits:mad:
     
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    I don't know , I am a commercial gas engineer if I took my stuff out every night it would take 2 hours to unload , with the double locking etc , it would be hard , I would not go for any windows in any van ,but its whatever suits the job I suppose . if im in a high crime area and there watching I deliberately set the alarm of so they know im not messing with them
     
  7. dave1962

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    My lad had a brand new 36v Dewalt hammer drill nicked off site a few weeks back. Only site workers had access, sad day when working blokes rob off each other. :(
     
  8. Geordie

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    I've been on the receiving end a few times too. Generators, chainsaws etc and all from under our noses! They even took my bait bag with my insulin in it one day.:rolleyes:

    Fekin pond life oxygen thief's. I feel your pain bud and its tough to just swallow and do nowt as it'll just end up costing you.:mad::down:
     
  9. Tatts

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    Bunch of sh!te bags...Hope you get something sorted. I stayed at a hotel not too long ago which was full of cctv but they still raided 6 vans on the car park at around 6pm while the pub 40yds away was busy and it was still light. Luckily all the vans had been emptied and they left with nothing :up:
     
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    Bad luck! I used to work as a shopfitter and told my then employer that there were two places I'd never take my kit, and meant it. One was Glasgow the other Merthyr Tydfil (sorry if these are your home towns guys) Sure enough he tried as stores came in from those areas and I refused. Those fitters who went all lost kit from their vans. Safest city...London without doubt IMO after working all over the UK.

    Edit, I forgot to mention Liverpool to him, but that was okay as they nicked the company van after unloading my kit which was locked on site with 24hr security!
     
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  11. bunnyblatter

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    Now that is the lowest of the low when a fellow worker takes your gear
     
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    They cannot get any lower than nicking a workmans tools, then the scum sells em for peanuts, total sh/te.
     
  13. evansholden

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    We caught a guy trying to steal from our van once. He had our tools in his car and was about to make off. my work partner is a bit handy and grabbed him by the throat, pinning him back in his chair whilst I removed his keys and called the police. when they eventually arrived, it was an officer with a south African accent who said "why didn't you give him a hiding before calling us" I was shocked.
    next time I will remember his words to us. There will be a next time I'm sure. tools and thieves are like bread and butter unfortunately. sorry to hear for your loss
     
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    My son is a gas utilities employee and had the misfortune of having his stile saw stolen so had to hire one too complete the installation only to find within an hour this went by way of the side door which was locked (transit) it was a a very costly job after that his saws all live on the end of either a wire or chained down in his van this was in Ellesmere Port I feel sorry for you guys having to work in places where nothings safe just so someone can feed a habit
     
  15. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Witchfinder General

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    I've had tools stolen before, it's costly in more ways than just buying the item. Since I've had Van Vaults it's been okay and I think vans now have better security.

    A Toyota PowerVan we had was broken into by bending the metal by the side door handle and just flicking an exposed lever.

    Festool now give free 3 year theft warranty on all their tools. It may be worth considering when replacing tools.
     
  16. bunnyblatter

    bunnyblatter Pro Poster

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    That's a good deal from Festool James. I don't know of any other companies that do that
     
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    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    Unfortunatly the sum have the mentality of either you can afford it or you will claim on the insurance.

    Andrew
     
  18. tinmanofkent

    tinmanofkent Witchfinder General

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    It's not bad is it? The tools are not cheap but they perform very well and you can shop around for low prices. I also registered on their mailing list and got free battery vouchers that saved me about £120.

    What van did you have broken into?
     
  19. bunnyblatter

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    It wasn't broken in to.............my mate didn't shut the door right and the alarm didn't set properly so it was left open.
     
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    Sorry to hear of this bry and hope the camera's have the thieving t...s banged to rights
     

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