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Old 06-02-2004, 04:31 PM   #1
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Exclamation Be Aware: Car-jacking

Be aware of new car-jacking scheme (This could also be used as a ploy for kidnapping)

Imagine: You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. Then you lock all your doors, start the engine and shift into REVERSE, and you look into the rear-view mirror to back out of your parking space and you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window.
So, you stop and park your car, unlock your doors and jump out of your car to remove that paper (or whatever it is) that is obstructing your view. When you reach the back of your car, that is when the car-jackers appear out of nowhere, jump into your car and take off !!
Your engine was running, you would have your purse/wallet in the car and they practically mow you down as they speed off in your car.

BE AWARE OF THIS NEW SCHEME THAT IS NOW BEING USED.
Just drive away and remove the paper that is stuck to your window later. A purse contains all identification, and you certainly do NOT want someone getting your home address. They already HAVE your keys!
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Old 06-02-2004, 04:48 PM   #2
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Or, maybe people should do what they teach in driving school and LOOK at the car before they get in and take off! Could have a flat tire, leaking fluid, whatever -- all things you're supposed to notice before you get in the car. A piece of paper? C'mon...

Geez...

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Old 06-02-2004, 04:49 PM   #3
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And someone was asking on another thread why people in Richmond always back into spaces... clearly it's to avoid this method of carjacking.
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Old 06-02-2004, 05:07 PM   #4
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I always try to back into spaces that way when I leave the lot it is less likely to run over little suzy snot nose playing behind my car. As for car jacking I don't think that will be a huge thing here and if it is, take my damn car, I want a new one anyways.
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Old 06-02-2004, 05:11 PM   #5
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just be happy we are not in south africa , they just shoot you ,pull your body out of the car and take it
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Old 06-02-2004, 05:29 PM   #6
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Car jackers are getting lazy
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Old 06-02-2004, 05:45 PM   #7
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if thats happen to me...ill take off the key and let the turbo timer run the engine..i wanna see the car jacker's face when he put down the hand brake
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Old 06-02-2004, 05:56 PM   #8
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Originally posted by 4wheelflyer
just be happy we are not in south africa , they just shoot you ,pull your body out of the car and take it
Yeah, but they can have cool flame throwers on their cars!


... the sad state of some places in the world.
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Old 06-02-2004, 06:20 PM   #9
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Just in case >> If u're selling our vehicle, please read !

Car jackers and you meet at a parking lot, you arrived and went out to shake hands, next thing you know is, the car jackers jumped into your driver's seat and took off.

My cousin got his bimmer stolen like that. It was stripped and recovered the next day in surrey.
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Old 06-02-2004, 06:37 PM   #10
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when I was working for the auto trader and the buy & sell, there where a few cases of car jackers pretending to be car buyers .
pretty smart, if only they used their brain's to help people instead
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Old 06-02-2004, 06:38 PM   #11
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ack surrey!
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Old 06-03-2004, 05:53 AM   #12
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thanks for the tips. If I see that paper at the back, I will grab my metal baseball bat from the back seat with me, love to smash criminal.
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Old 06-03-2004, 08:22 AM   #13
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Our law enforcement contacts noted that although the process described above could be used by carjackers, they were unfamiliar with any cases of cars being stolen in this manner, and the scheme outlined ran contrary to their experience of how carjackers operate. Specifically, they said that carjackings are generally crimes of opportunity, committed by persons in need of quick cash or youngsters either out for a thrill or participating in some rite of passage (such as a gang initiation). Carjackers tend to hang around places where motorists have to stop or exit their vehicles (e.g., intersections, gas stations, car washes, ATMs, freeway on- and off-ramps) and then force the drivers out of their automobiles (or simply take off with the temporarily unoccupied cars). Running around parking lots sticking flyers on windshields and then hanging around to wait for drivers to return to their vehicles involves planning and exposure atypical of most carjackers; they're more likely to approach occupied vehicles (particularly luxury cars with high resale value) and force the drivers out (by threatening them with weapons and/or physically pulling them out of their seats).
maybe??
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:13 AM   #14
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Sory Mynxi, it looks like to be one of those urban legends.

http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_carjacking.htm

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Old 06-03-2004, 01:54 PM   #15
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i thought i'd let you guys just discuss about this new "scheme". nothing much. i find the richmond driving manners much more interesting though
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Old 06-03-2004, 05:42 PM   #16
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wouldnt the wind knock off the paper anyways?
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Old 06-03-2004, 07:39 PM   #17
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Doesn't hurt to be attentive.. we're all in a rush to get to places these days and forget to look around our cars. ie. I found a second "gelato flyer/coupon" stuck to my windows only after I had started driving off.
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Old 06-03-2004, 09:41 PM   #18
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hm did this happen to anyone here?
where did u hear this from?
its kinda like the style i heard about before...
pretending to get hit by ur car or tell u something is wrong with ur passenger side wheels or doors or watever..

damn theives !
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