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    Quote Originally Posted by SIMMO SAYS View Post
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    My eighty five year old dad died three months ago - a good age.
    To make my old mums life a bit easier @Wrong-Direction installed an outside tap on the front of her bungalow in Coldean a week ago.
    It was fitted low down behind fence posts and set back twenty feet from the pavement, so not really visible.
    A week later some scumbag has nicked it (no jokes please)
    The tap cost a fiver-easily replaceable and cheap because @Wrong-Direction doesn't charge me
    The problem now is my family and my mum know someone has been on her property and possibly watching us.
    Ironically we had cameras installed inside the bungalow and one on her back garden to keep an eye on her.
    We will now install a camera covering the front and remove the tap each evening - a pain in the arse.
    Not a day goes by without my mum getting scammer phone calls and various odd people coming to the door.
    Luckily this year I have been around more often than normal and sent them on their way.

    I promise if I catch the turd that did this his family will wonder why they haven't seen him for a while.
    I'm sorry to hear about this Steve.
    You're not alone, there are quite a few turds about, who prey on vulnerable people, who only know how to be kind and accepting.
    The world has changed.
    What I would say, is that when you do catch them, is to wear that old trench coat of yours and don't forget to put your trousers on

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      For someone who is generally of a tolerant, soft 'liberal' persuasion I do believe we are far too tolerant on crime and that a radical change is required.
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      My eighty five year old dad died three months ago - a good age.
      To make my old mums life a bit easier @Wrong-Direction installed an outside tap on the front of her bungalow in Coldean a week ago.
      It was fitted low down behind fence posts and set back twenty feet from the pavement, so not really visible.
      A week later some scumbag has nicked it (no jokes please)
      The tap cost a fiver-easily replaceable and cheap because @Wrong-Direction doesn't charge me
      The problem now is my family and my mum know someone has been on her property and possibly watching us.
      Ironically we had cameras installed inside the bungalow and one on her back garden to keep an eye on her.
      We will now install a camera covering the front and remove the tap each evening - a pain in the arse.
      Not a day goes by without my mum getting scammer phone calls and various odd people coming to the door.
      Luckily this year I have been around more often than normal and sent them on their way.

      I promise if I catch the turd that did this his family will wonder why they haven't seen him for a while.
      Hello mate, hope you are ok.
      Sorry to hear about all this, far too many horrible people about these days ( I could use stronger words, and I'm thinking them )
      I don't know much about security systems but a friend of mine has a camera in his door bell that links to his phone, you definitely need some sort of CCTV covering the front door.

      Did they steal the tap when the water was live? Obviously I know you WD being a decent plumber has installed some sort of isolation valve on the inside of the home.
      If the water was live hopefully the thief got a good soaking.
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      Capital punishment does seem a bit severe for stealing a tap Harry
      Does seem a tad OTT by HWT, has to be said. Tho I'm sure it made complete sense to him on Fridat
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      Hello mate, hope you are ok.
      Sorry to hear about all this, far too many horrible people about these days ( I could use stronger words, and I'm thinking them )
      I don't know much about security systems but a friend of mine has a camera in his door bell that links to his phone, you definitely need some sort of CCTV covering the front door.

      Did they steal the tap when the water was live? Obviously I know you WD being a decent plumber has installed some sort of isolation valve on the inside of the home.
      If the water was live hopefully the thief got a good soaking.
      It was the spray gun attached to the hose they pinched but yes there's a lever valve inside which we will now turn off each night incase the **** comes back and leaves the water running

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      I don’t think the death penalty helps anyone, it’s so rarely used and it’s only for monstrous crimes - those types aren’t put off by punishment, most don’t think about that.

      The really frustrating thing is how little the police seem to do, probably due to resources. A few months ago the shop near me was raided for the cash machine. I happened to be up and about 03:00 I heard a car revving and screeching, looked out the velux and could see this little 4x4 parked in the middle of the road, with a couple of guys hooking a cable up to it, then I heard a window smash so grabbed the phone, called the police and ran downstairs and went outside. Checked they were definitely breaking in (without being seen!) and went back in. Blokes were there another 20 minutes fannying around trying to get the machine, eventually succeeded and tore off. I went outside, swept the glass etc out of the road, called the owner and waited. Police arrived 45 minutes later. The bloke didn’t say ‘hello’ or exhibit any basic pleasantries. Ignored me speaking to him initially and then just started asking me terse questions.

      REALLY ****ed me off. His main queries were which way they went! They left almost an hour ago FFS. It was so tempting to go out there and protect my local area, but alone, against three guys who clearly don’t give a shot, with my young family in the house. No way. Of course the police did absolutely nothing except give a crime number. The owner took the CCTV footage to the station and actually had to argue to make them take it.
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      It was the spray gun attached to the hose they pinched but yes there's a lever valve inside which we will now turn off each night incase the **** comes back and leaves the water running

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      I see, thanks for clearing that up, I read it as someone had removed the brass tap.
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      I donít think the death penalty helps anyone, itís so rarely used and itís only for monstrous crimes - those types arenít put off by punishment, most donít think about that.

      The really frustrating thing is how little the police seem to do, probably due to resources. A few months ago the shop near me was raided for the cash machine. I happened to be up and about 03:00 I heard a car revving and screeching, looked out the velux and could see this little 4x4 parked in the middle of the road, with a couple of guys hooking a cable up to it, then I heard a window smash so grabbed the phone, called the police and ran downstairs and went outside. Checked they were definitely breaking in (without being seen!) and went back in. Blokes were there another 20 minutes fannying around trying to get the machine, eventually succeeded and tore off. I went outside, swept the glass etc out of the road, called the owner and waited. Police arrived 45 minutes later. The bloke didnít say Ďhelloí or exhibit any basic pleasantries. Ignored me speaking to him initially and then just started asking me terse questions.

      REALLY ****ed me off. His main queries were which way they went! They left almost an hour ago FFS. It was so tempting to go out there and protect my local area, but alone, against three guys who clearly donít give a shot, with my young family in the house. No way. Of course the police did absolutely nothing except give a crime number. The owner took the CCTV footage to the station and actually had to argue to make them take it.
      A few years ago 4 men that lived in a house a few doors down were letting fireworks off between parked cars in the road on November the 6th! One of them looked to be holding a gun. Phoned police to tell them, by the time two female officers turned up they were back in the house, couple of knocks on the door with no answer so they just drove off!

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      One of our local farmers took justice into his own hands when he caught a couple of thieving toe rags pinching stuff from his barn. It’s amazing what a little violence and fear can achieve. You get caught you pay the consequences.
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      Quote Originally Posted by SIMMO SAYS View Post
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      My eighty five year old dad died three months ago - a good age.
      To make my old mums life a bit easier @Wrong-Direction installed an outside tap on the front of her bungalow in Coldean a week ago.
      It was fitted low down behind fence posts and set back twenty feet from the pavement, so not really visible.
      A week later some scumbag has nicked it (no jokes please)
      The tap cost a fiver-easily replaceable and cheap because @Wrong-Direction doesn't charge me
      The problem now is my family and my mum know someone has been on her property and possibly watching us.
      Ironically we had cameras installed inside the bungalow and one on her back garden to keep an eye on her.
      We will now install a camera covering the front and remove the tap each evening - a pain in the arse.
      Not a day goes by without my mum getting scammer phone calls and various odd people coming to the door.
      Luckily this year I have been around more often than normal and sent them on their way.

      I promise if I catch the turd that did this his family will wonder why they haven't seen him for a while.
      Here are a couple of Yanks that made some nice responses to a front garden theft.

      Posted by Kosh, 19/7/2016 - 14th - 11th this year, or I'll eat my big Ritchie Blackmore hat.

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