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Guess where I’m going to be at midnight tonight?

 

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  1. James says:

    That figures, your profile pictures shows you’d be an auto thief ….. Do you take Dixy Ray along with you to talk your way past the cops …. 😆

  2. James says:

    I should have qualified that, it’s the shifty eyes, typical gamer.

    Talking of grand theft Auto, I thought this was a good one this morning….

    UP-MARKET cars stolen in Australia and the UK are being sold in eastern and central Africa, police say.

    Recent joint operations across the region involving Interpol recovered more than 300 top-of-the-range vehicles from the two nations, they said on Sunday.

    Around 120 of them were found in Uganda alone.

    The cars include the Land Rover Discovery and Range Rover and “all flagship brands of UK-made cars”, according to Uganda police spokesman Patrick Onyango.

    They also include models of Jeep, Subaru and Honda.

    Asked how police knew the cars were from Australia and Britain, Onyango said: “We learnt about where the vehicles came from through importation documents showing country of origin.

    “We also use shipment documents to establish where the vehicles come from.”

    After impounding the vehicles, police requested the owners provide documentation proving they legally acquired them but none appeared.

    “The vehicles are stolen through organised crime by members located in Uganda, UK and Australia,” Onyango said.

    Police say in most cases, the vehicle’s windows were shattered or missing, evidence of forced entry.

    Engine numbers were also altered, making it difficult for unsuspecting buyers to tell whether the car is genuine or not.

    According to Carsafe.com.au, Australia has one of the highest rates of car theft in the western world.

    On average, one in 70 Australian households had a vehicle stolen in the past year.

    The website says almost 100,000 vehicles are stolen each year, with about one-quarter of them never recovered.

    A large number of those are rebirthed, ending up back on the market with new identities.

    Read more: http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world…6#ixzz2ezxJhwf2

    You can just picture it now. You go to Africa on a holiday, take a safari outing by four wheel drive, only to end up in your Land Rover that had been stolen back home 6 months earlier.

  3. Iain Hall says:

    Its vicarious criminality James 🙂
    that said I have heard that many stolen cars end up in the third world …

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