Cowart's Common Room
Carjackers

Younger daughter tells me about a new threat from car jackers, especially when you have driven nose first into a parking bay. The clever fiends stick a piece of paper on your back window. You don't notice this until you come to reverse out of the parking space. So you jump out of the car leaving all your keys, valuables etc inside and go to remove the paper. Meanwhile the clever fiends appear from nowhere, jump into your car and drive away with it. You are stranded. The advice is to ignore any paper on the back window until you are well out of the car park.

Sounds like a big city thing but you never know where the desperadoes will strike next.

Posted at 2nd Apr 2012 - 03:54PM   Posted by Fennie   Carjackers Comments: 2

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KitKatCot's Avatar There was a spate of carjacking in the car park at the Metro Centre, Gateshead a few years ago. They would deliberately create a collision and as soon as you got out of the car drive off with it.

I never leave the car for any reason with the keys in it and unlocked, even if I'm just going back into the house for something. It invalidates your insurance, so I'm told.Shocked

Posted by: KitKatCot on 2nd Apr 2012 at 05:37PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar Grief I hate these leaches on society . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 2nd Apr 2012 at 08:41PM

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