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Thefts at ICCCR

Post by citronut » 14 Aug 2012, 20:25

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Thefts at ICCCR

Postby CitroenClassics » 14 Aug, 2012 - 11:01
Unfortunately a few members were affected by thefts at the ICCCR.
At least 2 Semi-auto DS's had their hydraulic rubber covers taken on Sunday, but the following list is from Ewan's "jubilee" DS that was broken into on Sunday night after the Ukelele's

Ewan wrote:Items stolen from my car on Sunday 12th August 2012. Distinctive Burgundy
Citroen DS 20 with a black bungie cord holding the boot on slightly disguising
the numberplate.
...

Theft was from the car on the main route from the main arena to campsite
(suggested by others as between 8-9 PM in the first part of the Ukulele
Orchestra). This is when people noticed their RHD DS's were targeted for gear
change rubber dashboard covers . Apparently people were asking stall holders for
these but they are no longer made.
Another visitor went (I think to Tom below but not sure) to buy a second pair of
front headrests as his first set were stolen on site. I am not aware of other
thefts apart from items in the hall by opportunists.
Doors were forced with a DS/ same era key and no damage was caused to the car. I
am very careful to hide things and fully lock my car at all times.
...
- I am so gutted I feel totally sick inside that a
fellow enthusiast would do this to another DS fan.I am still in total disbelief
this has happened!
All in all it was a massive haul, a few people and would have taken another car
to be right next to mine to be loaded and not much space for other things to be
in there. I.e maybe a DS Safari or other larger vehicle?
I have forgotten things and will only start to realise as I can not find them
any more when looking for them.
2 x rear internal repair panels from Tom Verheyden in the Netherlands. Both
sprayed black - left and right with rear gutters and support panels to weld to
the boot back and floor. Photos to follow. (VERY RARE - only 2 taken to the
event and sold to me - made by Tom and not many are sold as not many cars are as
rusty as mine!
http://tomverheyden.com/
2 x full sets (4 different size pipes) taped up by Tom Verheyden. These are
black with internal foam.
1 x full set of rear left back door (4 pieces) lower repair panel in grey metal
1 x full rear repair panel including boot lid lower frame (where the boot catch
fits) with holes for rear bumper to fit through and connect to both right and
left repair panels.
1 x lower rear repair panel with 2 rubber grommits.
1 x left elephants ear
1 x right elephants ear
1 x engine oil sensor
1 x engine oil thermometer
1 x second hand front drivers side internal door handle in great condition
1 x drivers door mirror in stainless steel
1 x DS armrest - in light grey with ripped top (due to old age) in dark red to
match interior of car
1 x IKEA orange and beige striped pillow case to cover messy arm rest!
1 x Aluminium rear bumper for ID19 1957 - 1962 (VERY RARE)
1 x Aluminium front right bumper blade for ID19 1957 - 1962 (VERY RARE)
1 x Panhard PL17 brochure in plastic file protector with £8 crossed out in
black pen (had other inserts of information) very rare and all in english. With
yellow/ brown animal fur cover. VERY VERY RARE!
3 x classic Autocar magazines from 1959 including one with ID19 original road
test.
1 x Classic white Ipod with headphones in a hand made mid red material case
1 x Garmin Nuivi with black unmarked case for the GPS
1 x classic Pan Am case for the cable and windscreen sucker
Green leather belt with pewter colour buckle
Black DS Rally goodie bag with bright red Tent Bag with --
Red Herring Black overnight bag with a lime green piping and writing with
Gillett Sensor Razor, Toothbrush in blue plastic case, Tea Tree Shower Gel, mini
toothpastes, etc.
Black M & S fabric bag with wine, mouldy (by now) fruit salad and spoon, etc.
1 x Arthur Ransome - Peter Duck-early penguin edition paper back -super rare!
1 x Saturday Independent paper and all segments
1 x A4 size Map of Great Britain
1 x bright green jumper from House of Frazer - brand
1 x stripy blue and white shorts with red and white striped internal pockets
from Topman
1 x blue and red and other colour checked Penguin shorts
1 x dark blue T- Shirt with SCIENCE written on the front with an old caddilac
and insect in blue and white
1 x mid brown T-shirt with a bicycle with a large moustache
1 x bright red swimming trunks with pink top and yellow string ties.
1 x Berghaus Goretex Black lightweight jacket in black and dark grey
1 x SIGG Swiss Metal water bottle in light blue/ lilac with flowers
1 x Craghoppers top zip pull on fleece top in grey/brown
1 x bright turquoise towel
1 x faded lime green Coop fabric bag with 2006 or 2008 conference details on
with dirty washing.
1 x 1970's brown squares medium size towel. Distinctive and dated!
1 x Aldi Fairtrade large shopping bag in natural calico colour full of clothes
1 x 32inch light beige chin type trousers
Pants and socks
1 x small classic grey plastic tool box with tools including an old 2CV wing
mirror as an inspection tool!
1 x red (pink) polo shirt
1 x LHM bottle
Various rubber washers and plugs for DS
1 x M&S camping fold up chair
1 x green rucksack and camping chair on one piece
1 x bright red kettle for camping stove
1 x Coleman camping stove with 2 sealed gas cylinders and spoons, knives, etc in
an old cardboard box
1 x Haviana black with brazil colours in side. Size 42-44
1 x Haviana light grey with brazil colours in side. Size 42-44
I had loads of things in my car and need to find other things
Thanks loads and lets hope some of these things appear on line on European Ebay!
Ewan


Also taken from the car was a DS special tool for unscrewing the front wheel bearings that had just been purchased from a trade stand.

Please make others aware of this - as the items may turn up on various selling/auction sites - and contact Ewan or the club if you suspect someone is offering any of these items for sale.

Cheers
Kris
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Post by citronut » 14 Aug 2012, 20:36

was it David Conway had a car model marked up for £500 stolen from his stand by the doors at the museum end of the trade stands
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Re: Thefts at ICCCR

Post by CitroJim » 14 Aug 2012, 21:30

Theft at the ICCR is quite shocking and I'm surprised.

Of all the CCC events I have been to I have always felt that theft is about the very last thing to worry about. Gosh, I've even left my wallet and mobile in my car unlocked at rallies...

This is a bit worrying...
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Post by CitroJim » 14 Aug 2012, 21:33

citronut wrote:stolen from his stand by the doors at the museum


Those bloody doors :evil: take your eyes off them for just a second and they'll be up to no good...
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Post by myglaren » 14 Aug 2012, 21:47

The thefts are quite disturbing and disappointing.
I have always felt quite secure in among Citroen enthusiasts, as you Jim. Never lock my car and always leave the keys in.
Quite upsetting even though I was not one directly affected.

I didn't think that The Doors were still around. Just shows you.
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Post by Citroenmad » 14 Aug 2012, 21:56

That is very shocking and dissapointing :(

I felt very safe and had a knowledge that we were among like minded people with similar car interests. This is bit worrying. I have a habbit of keeping cars locked, things out of sight and so on, so ours were locked up at all times.

None of the cars in the museum were locked, perhaps theyshould have been as a few people were opening doors and one person sat in one of the cars.

I suppose, with 4000 people in attendance, there was always the chance for one to be a rogue!
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Post by Citroening » 14 Aug 2012, 22:10

That is despicable!! :evil: :evil: Absolutely evil behaviour... Not just the parts but how could people stoop so low as to steal people's personal effects... [-( :grr:

I must admit that I wasn't totally comfortable at the ICCCR with my camera kit on me. Changing lenses involved kneeling down and opening up the camera bag exposing my kit. Any other rally would be fine, however the foreign element with the ICCCR and people speaking different languages is for me slightly off putting. Having a bunch of people behind you speaking a foreign language and not having a clue what they're saying whilst changing your camera... Hence I kept the same lens on for most of the time...

However on the contrary the majority are really lovely people! :-D Enjoyed chatting to an english-speaking Switzerland XM V6 owner along with Robert, Colin and Kev.
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Post by Northern_Mike » 15 Aug 2012, 01:12

Citroening wrote:That is despicable!! :evil: :evil: Absolutely evil behaviour... Not just the parts but how could people stoop so low as to steal people's personal effects... [-( :grr:

I must admit that I wasn't totally comfortable at the ICCCR with my camera kit on me. Changing lenses involved kneeling down and opening up the camera bag exposing my kit. Any other rally would be fine, however the foreign element with the ICCCR and people speaking different languages is for me slightly off putting. Having a bunch of people behind you speaking a foreign language and not having a clue what they're saying whilst changing your camera.


It's a truly despicable act, especially at a rally like this. Ive been to a few over the years, mainly 2cvGB ones, and never felt the sllightest bit unsafe. Such a shame, and i hope the stolen goods are recovered, and the perpetrator is given a good hiding. Sorry,I did of course mean I hope he is caught by the police and brought to justice.

I do have to say I was not too impressed with your wording about foreigners... What with being married to one, having loads of foreign friends and family. I often speak Spanish or Portuguese myself to people, doesn't mean I'm going to rob those that don't understand me...
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Post by citronut » 15 Aug 2012, 08:45

CitroJim wrote: Those bloody doors :evil: take your eyes off them for just a second and they'll be up to no good...


:lol: :lol: :lol: :roll: :wink:

Citroening wrote: involved kneeling down and my kit..


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i didnt know you were that kind of boy [-X :lol: :wink: ,
didnt your mum tell you about that sort of behaviour :o :lol: :wink:
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Post by Citroening » 15 Aug 2012, 09:24

Apologies Mike if it came across that way as it most certainly wasnt intended - I too have some friends that speak different languages however in that case English is also spoken. Just that it was slightly off putting when changing a lens when a group of four or five walked up behind me and were talking in a language I didn't know. Not saying they were thieves or anything of the sort, however you just never know - as demonstrated by the thefts outlined above (which on contray could have very easily been carried out by residents of England of course).

Malcolm... :lol: A bit of miss- quoting there eh?! :lol: [-X :wink:
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Citroening wrote:.

Malcolm... :lol: A bit of miss- quoting there eh?! :lol: [-X :wink:


naaa just left a few words out :-D :roll: :lol: :wink:
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Trust you eh?!! :lol: :wink:
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I must admit that I wasn't totally comfortable at the ICCCR with my camera kit on me. Any other rally would be fine, however the foreign element with the ICCCR and people speaking different languages is for me slightly off putting. Having a bunch of people behind you speaking a foreign language and not having a clue what they're saying whilst changing your camera... Hence I kept the same lens on for most of the time...


So you won't be changing your career to 'International News Photographer' then Franklin.

Changing lenses involved kneeling down and opening up the camera bag exposing my kit.


Go down well in UAE I would think.

Spoke to my brother in-law Chief Constable about thefts and he reckons British ones that did it, all planned by watching around whole weekend. Also says they would not have bought a ticket for weekend.

Total scumbags :twisted:
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Post by Citroening » 23 Aug 2012, 17:58

Has anything come to light with these thefts - suppose they're long gone... :cry:
Diabolical wrote:Spoke to my brother in-law Chief Constable about thefts and he reckons British ones that did it, all planned by watching around whole weekend. Also says they would not have bought a ticket for weekend.

That'd be a terrible shame if that was true - potentially could be a fellow CCC, or even FCF Member (although I very much doubt it!) :) :wink:

However this shouldn't mar an otherwise great event. =D>
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Post by CitroJim » 24 Aug 2012, 18:59

Citroening wrote:That'd be a terrible shame if that was true - potentially could be a fellow CCC, or even FCF Member (although I very much doubt it!) :)


No, I don't buy that. I've been to enough rallies with both CCC and FCF in attendance and never once has anything gone walkies to my knowledge...

FCF members I'd trust to the ends of the earth.
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