Thefts from cars, and target markers

littlewoman

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Thieves at festivals are using markers to highlight which cars are of interest for later break-ins. They go around the car park in daylight looking for cars with valuables, then put a beer can or coffee cup on the roof looking just as if the driver has left it there, or tie a plastic bag to the aerial. Then they can come back at night and go straight to the right cars probably whilst security is busy dealing with fence jumpers.

There are two ways of dealing with this. Simply remove the markers before just before it gets dark. Park a couple of transit vans in the car park and move a couple of markers to in between them. Then have a pile of people waiting in the vans to pounce on the scum once they make their move.

Organized gangs target festivals as they have easy pickings. Security and the police need to be more pro-active in dealing with them by using bait and traps of some sort. Unfortunately,the budget provided for security at festivals often barely covers them to cover necessary positions.
 
Getting old. I initially misread your post, thinking it was cars that were being stolen... My two latest toys are sort of related, in that one allows the user to video through black glass widows and record who is doing what in the back od the vehicle as well as seeing in colour what they have and who they are. The other plugs into the OBD-II connector under the dash, and silently monitors and records everything including audio in and of the vehicle, and allows incoming phone message commands. It will show where it is on Google Maps, speed, plus where it has been. Oh yes, and turn the ignition off with a text message, then turn it back on again. 35-40 years ago that was a brilliant feature that needed the operator to be within 100 yards of the target vehicle.

Thieves at festivals are using markers to highlight which cars are of interest for later break-ins. They go around the car park in daylight looking for cars with valuables, then put a beer can or coffee cup on the roof looking just as if the driver has left it there, or tie a plastic bag to the aerial. Then they can come back at night and go straight to the right cars probably whilst security is busy dealing with fence jumpers.

There are two ways of dealing with this. Simply remove the markers before just before it gets dark. Park a couple of transit vans in the car park and move a couple of markers to in between them. Then have a pile of people waiting in the vans to pounce on the scum once they make their move.

Organized gangs target festivals as they have easy pickings. Security and the police need to be more pro-active in dealing with them by using bait and traps of some sort. Unfortunately,the budget provided for security at festivals often barely covers them to cover necessary positions.
 
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