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messageExhaust Pipe Sawn Off
Posted by Dark Knight 22 June, 2019 22:14

On Thursday night in SE Dulwich my friend's exhaust down pipe was neatly sawn off. The perp made off with a 3ft section of pipe including the flex joint. The catalytic converter was left hanging off.

Why?

Has this happened to anyone else nearby?

messageRe: Exhaust Pipe Sawn Off
Posted by Peckhamgatecrasher 23 June, 2019 02:48

Baffling.








I'll get me coat...

messageRe: Exhaust Pipe Sawn Off
Posted by JohnL 24 June, 2019 10:15

Rusted exhaust and too mean to buy one ?

Actually a quick google and it's the Cats they often take - maybe he's like the guy sawing off the branch he's sat on.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2019:06:24:10:19:16 by JohnL.

messageRe: Exhaust Pipe Sawn Off
Posted by peckham_ryu 24 June, 2019 10:57

Crikey. Your friend must be fuming.

messageRe: Exhaust Pipe Sawn Off
Posted by Sue 24 June, 2019 14:34

Peckhamgatecrasher Wrote:
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big grin big grin big grin

messageRe: Exhaust Pipe Sawn Off
Posted by Dark Knight 25 June, 2019 20:36

The vehicle was lifted up on a ramp today throwing some light on the matter. The 'thing' left hanging off was the mid-section silencer. The catalytic converter was embedded in the missing length of pipe.

So this was a straightforward theft. A nice little earner for the thief given current precious metals prices and a 500 repair bill for the owner.

messageRe: Exhaust Pipe Sawn Off
Posted by ianr 12 July, 2019 23:45

Be aware of a car and persons of interest in this thread [www.eastdulwichforum.co.uk] in the Lost, Found or Stolen section, where it's had only 156 viewings in the past three days.

messageRe: Exhaust Pipe Sawn Off
Posted by Bob Buzzard 13 July, 2019 08:19

Dark Knight Wrote:
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> The vehicle was lifted up on a ramp today throwing
> some light on the matter. The 'thing' left hanging
> off was the mid-section silencer. The catalytic
> converter was embedded in the missing length of
> pipe.
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> So this was a straightforward theft. A nice little
> earner for the thief given current precious metals
> prices and a 500 repair bill for the owner.

500 for a new catalytic converter and exhaust? That's seems very expensive. It was much less when the cat and exhaust on my wife's C3 were replaced. The cat itself was just 80 for example. I go to a very good local independent garage.

messageRe: Exhaust Pipe Sawn Off
Posted by Dark Knight 19 October, 2019 17:15

Same neighbour, new car (black Prius), catalytic converter stolen from the Aylesham Centre's (i.e. Morrisons supermarket) car park yesterday afternoon or evening? Police report filed.

Did anyone see anything suspicious?

Neighbour: 0
Lightning: 2

messageRe: Exhaust Pipe Sawn Off
Posted by Sue 20 October, 2019 00:46

Peckhamgatecrasher Wrote:
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> Baffling.
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big grin big grin big grin

ETA oops I see I have already posted this way up the thread big grin big grin big grin



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2019:10:20:00:47:40 by Sue.

messageRe: Exhaust Pipe Sawn Off
Posted by Sue 20 October, 2019 01:19

Peckhamgatecrasher Wrote:
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> Baffling.
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big grin big grin big grin

messageRe: Exhaust Pipe Sawn Off
Posted by DulwichFox 20 October, 2019 10:19

Someone gets their car vandalised and some users find it amusing and take the 'P'

Don't we just have some lovely people on here.

DulwichFox

messageRe: Exhaust Pipe Sawn Off
Posted by carlafindle 20 October, 2019 10:56

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> Someone gets their car vandalised and some users
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> Don't we just have some lovely people on here.
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One would expect that you categorise yourself amongst the 'lovely people' on this forum

messageRe: Exhaust Pipe Sawn Off
Posted by malumbu 20 October, 2019 11:55

Better to have some light hearted humour than Daily Mail ranting I say. Theft for selling for scrap has always happened (no excuse of course). Lead of church roofs in my childhood. Controls on scrap yards may reduce some of the resale market.

You can hopefully get an indie to do it fairly cheap or even DIY.

For Prius's help is at hand : [www.ebay.co.uk]

messageRe: Exhaust Pipe Sawn Off
Posted by Sue 20 October, 2019 18:38

DulwichFox Wrote:
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> Someone gets their car vandalised and some users
> find it amusing and take the 'P'
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> Don't we just have some lovely people on here.
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I know Peckhamgatecrasher, and yes they are lovely.

Just because somebody makes a (clever and funny) joke doesn't mean they find vandalism amusing.

Edited to remove a gender reference.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2019:10:20:18:40:02 by Sue.

messageRe: Exhaust Pipe Sawn Off
Posted by Dark Knight 21 October, 2019 01:50

Hey, chill out guys. No one is looking for sympathy or a hot beverage.

It's ironic that the same driver was done twice in the space of a few months. That is amusing in and of itself.


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