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Guard your Gear when out and about . . . .

Unread post by parametric » Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:44 pm

Just saw this, posted on FB by an aquaintance . . . . .


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Contact Me if you are offered any of these at advantageous prices . . . :evil:

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Unread post by Saul » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:01 pm

That's quite a haul for those thieving gits. Can't imagine they would be able to sell to any stores so more likely either stolen to order or will be sold to people who know they are buying dodgy gear. If they are really dumb of course they will advertise in the classifieds.

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Unread post by parametric » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:18 pm

As a Musician myself this REALLY UPSETS me.

Give me 5 minutes alone with them and "THIS HAMMER", and they'd never be able to pick up so much as a

cigarette paper for the rest of their miserable lives . . .

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Unread post by Saul » Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:37 pm

Same. Can't imagine how any genuine musician could steal someones gear or how anyone would want to use gear that was stolen. Still, I am sure it will all come back on them eventually :law-policeblue:
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Unread post by Rara » Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:18 am

That hurts just reading about it. :shock:
I hope they had all the serials numbers recorded.

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Unread post by SysExJohn » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:16 am

Whilst my heart really goes out to them for their lost kit ... leaving it all on open display in the back of a van is asking for trouble these days.

It may have been fine to do that a couple of years ago, but Europe is a different place now.
Cologne is not a safe place as you'll have heard in the news a couple of Christmases ago, and the last time I visited Bonn the atmosphere had changed out of recognition compared to the ten years I lived there.
I used to wander around alone in the dark in the winter months with never a thought for safety.
Today I would think twice about going out alone, even in the daylight.
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Unread post by parametric » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:01 pm

Yes, all sadly true . . . .

One cannot ignore the presence of the "Drug culture", especially in Amsterdam . . . .

It creates an "enhanced" demand for Money . . . . . :roll:

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Unread post by Saul » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:00 pm

Most towns and cities are like that these days. It is a reflection of how we have educated (or not) our young people and the way we have allowed authority to be eroded to the point where the police are now more of an annoyance than a deterrent. Parental control is next to non existent and teachers are treated with complete contempt. We have created a monster and there seems to be no way to contain it.

John is of course right. Given all we know it is madness to leave all your gear on display in the back of a van. Sure we then up blaming the victims but this is the reality we live in. We won't change the behaviour of the thief but we CAN change our own behaviour and that is what we need to do.
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Unread post by SysExJohn » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:42 am

No, I'm not talking about the drug culture, nor am I talking about young people.
I'm talking about the influx of organised crime from the east, both eastern Europe and further afield, that has occured right across the European continent and into England.
Burglary is just a small part of it.
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Unread post by Saul » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:49 pm

There is certainly an element of increased activity from eastern organised crime but they have always been in Europe. Open borders and Schengen saw to that. It is just as likely to be domestic grown crime though. Music gear is often a high ticket item and easy to move if they have the customers already lined up.
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