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<EDIT> Truck was recovered today during a drug raid. Plate was gone along with registration/insurance papers. F_____ drug pigs made a mess of the inside. Useless warts of society. But it can be cleaned and fixed up. Glad to get it back.
My truck was stolen today...<SNIP>
Too bad to hear, that sucks. Hope you find it.
Too bad about your truck ,, mine was stolen last year ,never was seen again ,was a bad scene as insurance never gives you what its worth.
Re: STOLEN TRUCK
03-14-2007, 01:07 AM
I'll keep my eyes open over here in Kamloops. Very good idea of posting the front and rear pictures.
03-14-2007, 05:28 AM
sure sucks man, hope it turns up unharmed
03-14-2007, 09:58 AM
Did you possibly leave it unlocked, or are those Dodges particularly easy to steal?
I park downtown most days too, and just find it strange that amid a plethora of $50,000 vehicles theives would select a 12 year old truck. Why not take the loaded 2007 quad cab turbo-diesel with leather seating two stalls down? I have a 2000 4Runner, and used to always put "the club" on it when I parked. I don't bother now as there are always 50 vehicles nicer than mine in the lot.
03-14-2007, 10:06 AM
We've had similar theives here in Camrose. They pick these particular makes and models, because its easy to start without keys. My guess is that they are jamming something in the ignition and starting it that way, and of course they just break the window to get in. Hope you find your truck and the low life's behind all of this.:D
Mine was the same truck but a couple years newer .and there,s no need to break the windows ,, the rear sliders are easily opened with a flathead screwdriver ,, thieves know this and thats what makes them easily taken without much noise or damage,, ,,the window pops open in a flash ,nothing broken or no suspicious acts,just some guy that locked his keys in .
03-14-2007, 10:39 AM
Most thefts are vehicles a little older. I had my 88 GMC broken into 4 times and an attempted theft once. The typical drug addict car thief isn't a pro like those in the movies so the most often stolen cars are the easy access ones. I know I can get into a similar GMC as my old truck in about 4 seconds with a butter knife (door handles are horrible) not too mention the zero protection a rear slider provides. The newer class of vehicles are a bit better with chipped keys and better door locks. Not too mention those high end ones you think would get stolen have GPS and Onstar etc etc, a great theft deterrant.
Sorry to hear about the loss, I'll keep an eye out.
03-14-2007, 12:12 PM
I had my 04 F-350 broken into through the slider. I thought about lining the edge of the slider with Razor blades so next time the SOB takes a finger off when pulling it open....
03-14-2007, 01:25 PM
I bought a new truck in May. Three weeks later it was stolen from Drayton Valley ( 6000kms on it ). Cops said that same week there were 8 others exact kind ( Ford F-350's ) stolen from Drayton alone. They found my truck 2 weeks later. Written off.http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p145/grizzleroutfitting/th_ignition2.jpg (http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p145/grizzleroutfitting/ignition2.jpg)
03-14-2007, 07:32 PM
I'm looking into buying a new truck, and all the comments here just further confirmed my decision NOT to get the sliding back window.
Thanks for the support. It sure sucks losing the truck. I've come to find out those old dodges are super easy to steal. Should of had some sort of fuel cutoff switch. Because of the location it was taken from (rough end of town) and the older model - it's a sure sign these idiots were druggies or joy riders and possibly took it to commit a crime and then ditch it. I'm guessing it's just sitting somewhere waiting to be found/reported. I've had this happen to a few friends and the crooks didn't even take the change, they just wanted to run an "errand".
High end cars/trucks are very difficult to steal. They do get stolen and by highly organized crooks who know exactly what they are doing.
I'll be sure to post the outcome. Good or bad.
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03-14-2007, 10:04 PM
Hey PAD, didn't see your truck over here today and I kept my eye out for it. It's not to say that it's not here, it's just that I didn't see it. TC1 was blocked again at Golden.
It's odd, but for some reason, they that take them abandom them near to where I live. Saw the RCMP take down a person on Monday, may have been a drug bust but it was the Highway Patrol that arrested the person and he also did the vehicle search. Put some stuff in his trunk, some looked like firearms and the other was small duffel bag. And I live in a light crime area.
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03-14-2007, 11:28 PM
Sorry to hear about your truck PAD!Too bad you didn't catch the SOB!Had the same thing happen to my 95' Dodge two days ago except he was caught inside and he flew out the other side of the truck before the citizen could get out.Now an alarm is going in and it will have a circuit between the ignition and starter
so even if the crook gets in they can't start it.I know there's ways around that but hopefully they're too stupid to figure it out!
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03-15-2007, 12:36 AM
F-250 & F-350 are a hot commodity in the Thompson/Okanagan area. A person is fool hardy not to have an alarm and immobilizer installed if you frequent these areas. The same would be a good bet to have installed in any other vehicles as well. Theives are creatures of opportunity, don't give them the opportunity.
As an afterthought, (aka brain fart), some insurance companies may cut some slack on the premiums if you have an immobilizer installed. Check with the companies to see which units qualify.
Truck found. See edited first post.
03-16-2007, 12:44 AM
Glad you got your truck back pad. But beware they now have your address and know where you live. (from your insurance and registration papers). So becareful they may come to the house looking for whats inside your house and to get your truck again.
03-16-2007, 01:04 AM
Good deal you got the truck back. Boy, that is a quick recovery. I was sure that it would be found burnt someplace near you or alongside the road over here in BC. I agree with lilsundance that it is a time to be aware and cautious of strangers that appear in your neighbourhood.
03-16-2007, 03:59 PM
Good point Sundance, I worried alot about that when I got broken into, the dorks (in lack of a better term) know you're going to replace "stuff "with new stuff.
03-17-2007, 07:48 AM
I,ve been there and I know how you feel. My Jeep wasn't damaged but the content that I had inside was gone. My camcorder, crossbow(was going to pipestone after work for target practise), tools, cd player all gone. I am glad you got it back.
Thanks guys. Real glad to have it back. Sucks to go through and have to worry about stupid scum bags but such is life I guess.
04-04-2009, 11:37 PM
Got my truck stolen today in edmonton. Worst feeling i've ever had. Its an 1990 chevy. Anybody know how easy these are to jack compared to other vehicles?
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