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Old April 7th, 2014, 02:52 PM
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The vehicle is 100 percent legit and has been in the STATES since 2011. Plus EVEN IF WE were discussing a questionable rig,,,Feds dont torch a lock, break windows on a Sunday night to seize a vehicle..

They show up on Monday... and make a scene.... and enjoy it.
Yep...and the Feds might even call the local tv news before they bust down the gates...




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Old April 7th, 2014, 03:48 PM
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Ironic that the Defender/build style everyone lambasted is the one that was targeted. Not the low mileage NAS, not the highly desirable Alpine White NAS SWs, not the challenge/overland ready 110s. I guess Mark understands the market.

Good luck with recovery or with your insurance carrier.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 04:04 PM
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I don't think this is the thread for that.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 04:13 PM
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Sounds like this was stolen from Aaron's shop. Such a shame. I wonder if the CBP at the Wilmington ports can work to help spread the word at the docks to keep a look out for this one?
Probably a disgruntled person who had their vehicle seized from the raid there I would think. Did any of those folks get their vehicles back? Very good motive if any were 130s and they saw a shiny one sitting there business as usual. It'd be like turning a knife already in their back.

Stealing is wrong regardless of who it is done to.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 04:26 PM
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I don't think this is the thread for that.
It sure is the thread for my comment, there was no negativism associated with it. Heck, Im making fun of myself as a anti-Himalaya style member. Don't follow your logic...
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Old April 7th, 2014, 08:32 PM
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Its strange that 5 other trucks were untouched. stocked shelves of parts untouched. Brand new parts nearby on bench in boxes untouched. Sets of brand new wheels in boxes, new seats and many other valuable items.
Someone wanted this particular truck.

I guess its time for a dog.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 09:07 PM
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It's so sad to read this. I'm truly near tears. I hope if someone gets caught they are SHOT ON THE SPOT!
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Old April 7th, 2014, 09:18 PM
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Its strange that 5 other trucks were untouched. stocked shelves of parts untouched. Brand new parts nearby on bench in boxes untouched. Sets of brand new wheels in boxes, new seats and many other valuable items.
Someone wanted this particular truck.

I guess its time for a dog.
Sounds like it was planned and thought-out well ahead of time. Hate to say this but they may have already had a buyer or use/plan already lined up.

I'm sure the detectives would ask this, but has anyone been there to "take a look" at the truck in terms of a potential buyer recently?

I'd skip the dog and go right to a DVR camera system. Under $1,000 in most cases and probably could get some remote access capability. tweakers and other drug addicts are going to make it so that everyone needs some type of protection (whether it be a gun, security camera or whatever), but this sounds more professional when you say acetelyne torch and quick grab. Addicts would have ransacked the place looking for somthing they could convert to quick cash.

Sorry though, I'm sure you could live without Monday-Morning Quarterbacking.
It makes me sick when this shit happens. I wish you the best in recovery (even if you're insured).
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Old April 7th, 2014, 09:19 PM
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Someone wanted this particular truck.

I guess its time for a dog.
we feel your pain bro. If my 110 lb Bernese mountain dog has puppies i'll send you one.
We all hope you get the 130 back
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Old April 7th, 2014, 09:25 PM
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I assume a Himalaya truck would be in the category of a 2014 Range Rover, which are currently being targeted by thieves. We have to block them in at night at our dealership. One of the three vehicle stolen from us was recovered without much damage. Best of luck to you.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 09:28 PM
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In Miami the Auto theft business was a bit crazy. It seems that some of the gangs had a want list of cars that their client base wanted. It was particularly specific on trim and colors. Once one of those cars was stolen it was never found. My neighbor had a Toyota LC that was stolen. He had a alarm and lojack. The car was never recovered. Two weeks later he had a new Toyota LC via the insurance company. It was stolen a few days after he got it. It too was never recovered.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 09:31 PM
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Sets of brand new wheels in boxes,
Well this one isn't too hard.

I'm just teasing.

I hope they find it. Good luck.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 09:37 PM
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I guess the keys were in the ignition, or the thieves knew where to find them?
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Old April 7th, 2014, 09:39 PM
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I put my money on it shows up soon.

https://autos.yahoo.com/news/stolen-...l?soc_src=copy
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Old April 7th, 2014, 09:45 PM
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I put my money on it shows up soon. https://autos.yahoo.com/news/stolen-...l?soc_src=copy
The comments are harsh. It's almost comical to see the hillbillies trash vehicles they know nothing about.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 09:49 PM
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I guess the keys were in the ignition, or the thieves knew where to find them?
Josh, the reality is all you need is a 3-spade wire connector to start a Defender...I mean, have you ever seen the ignition switch?

Mark, this is really terrible news. I hope they catch the crooks and return your truck unharmed. Being so specific and going after just the one truck leans toward the thought they were pros and knew what they were after. Rest assured, we'll all be on the lookout for it.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 09:56 PM
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Josh, the reality is all you need is a 3-spade wire connector to start a Defender...I mean, have you ever seen the ignition switch?

Mark, this is really terrible news. I hope they catch the crooks and return your truck unharmed. Being so specific and going after just the one truck leans toward the thought they were pros and knew what they were after. Rest assured, we'll all be on the lookout for it.
Oh trust me I started my truck like that for a few weeks when I first got the truck due to the rear screw in the original ignition switch not coming out. Just saying that IF keys were used they were either right there out in open or they knew where they could find them (considering as Mark says nothing else was stolen or likely disturbed).
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Old April 7th, 2014, 10:02 PM
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Josh, the reality is all you need is a 3-spade wire connector to start a Defender...I mean, have you ever seen the ignition switch?
Um, wire connector? Try a pipe wrench and a big screwdriver. At least that was the method described to me over pints while in the UK.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 10:10 PM
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Um, wire connector? Try a pipe wrench and a big screwdriver. At least that was the method described to me over pints while in the UK.
LOL. Pints of bitter no less. Hard to believe that was Dec. 2009.
We need to do another trip

Hopefully this 130 was insured for something close to the asking price.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 10:11 PM
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Um, wire connector? Try a pipe wrench and a big screwdriver. At least that was the method described to me over pints while in the UK.
Exactly. That truck is so unique I'm sure it's in pieces or at least has been repainted. I'd have a couple of dogs and surveillance pretty quick. I agree.. somebody had their eye on that truck.
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