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Dec 6, 2004
And so where do we always return...? Having had a period of lurking (partly due to the busy-ness of getting hitched on 15th Feb), I haven't been as active of late. I'm still here. And my reasons for posting?

I woke up this morning to find my car stolen, from the drive. No signs of entry (broken glass), both keys still in the house, no noise (we have nosy neighbours - I don't mind this!)... Just gone. It has an operational alarm and immobilizer. Policeman who owns a very similar car said they more than likely drilled the lock, plugged in an iPad to deactivate, pushed it down the road and drove off from there. Absolutely gutted as I loved the car and it had pushed my finances to get it. Police believe we were targeted specifically as it is a desirable model/colour despite being 4 years old.


Anyone, particularly in the Rainham or Dagenham area, please keep a look out and obviously call 101 if you see it. It's reg is WN10 YFR and is Le Mans blue. It's not badged as a 120d but is as an M-Sport.

And so some scumbags make a tidy profit, leaving me well out of pocket. The insurers are unlikely to cover the remaining finance plus £3k left on my credit card. Plus obviously I had all my hockey gear and ipod in the car.

I was told that if not found in first 24 hours, it is unlikely to be, and will be long gone. Hoping my hire car arrives soon so I can go for a drive around Rainham (apparently the hotspot, where they part up for a few days to check there is no tracker).

Also horrible to be told that we need to be careful what we buy next as they will come around and check. Makes me not want to leave the house and certainly not my wife in it. Feels a slight over-reaction, but when you feel so cheated by such people, it does make your blood boil.

However insurance people have said, it will likely be a 'quick solution' due to the nature of the theft, which means a quick settlement - and a quick return of their hire car.

Not sure what I should be looking to buy right now? May not have a lot of capital depending on insurance pay out. New car on finance? Old banger for the time being? May need to be a quick purchase (never ideal!). Anyone seen any good offers?

Thanks for listening to my rant. Tried to share the pic and info on various social networks so if you see if come up please share! @nonameps on Twitter and https://www.facebook.com/ajlewis84 on FB.

Thanks guys!