Shed burglars

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SlimJim16v

3,370 posts

107 months

Wednesday 3rd March
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PrinceRupert said:
I installed a cheap battery powered shed alarm today. Doubt it's loud enough to hear at the end of the drive never mind wake me up...
Put the siren inside the shed.

andygo

5,898 posts

219 months

Thursday 4th March
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A few years ago we had our quite expesive mountain bikes pinched from our detached garage.

By the time the Police turned up to take a statement etc some days later I had sourced an identical replacement for my wife. Plod was sitting outside our house writing up his notes/compiling his Tesco shopping list or whatever. My wife rode past him on this identical bike and up our drove.

Plod looked at her and didn't bat an eyelid.. Observational skills 0/10 I'm afraid.

PrinceRupert

Original Poster:

10,187 posts

49 months

Thursday 4th March
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Cops told me they have him as wanted and are going to attempt an arrest. How exciting. Anyone know if they'll keep me updated?

otolith

43,997 posts

168 months

Thursday 4th March
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My OH doesn’t seem to understand my refusal to put thousands of pounds worth of fishing gear in her shed - so it’s staying at my house.

Flooble

2,922 posts

64 months

Thursday 4th March
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otolith said:
My OH doesn’t seem to understand my refusal to put thousands of pounds worth of fishing gear in her shed - so it’s staying at my house.
I can't quite parse that sentence. I guess don't live together?

NMNeil

1,631 posts

14 months

Thursday 4th March
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Plymo said:
These might fit the bill, with a ring pull to set them off https://www.airsoftworld.net/enola-gaye-wp40-ring-...
Designed for Airsoft games so they should be safe enough...
Looks like a cracking idea, I had never thought of using smoke!


Or the nuclear option, I've set one of these off before and the amount of smoke was amazing. Dyes stuff orange too... Just whatever you do don't set it off yourself laugh
https://www.gaelforcemarine.co.uk/Mobile/en/Hansso...
Airsoft Claymore mine loaded with indelible dye.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmlCxZiM-8s
The real things are noisy and involves the police bringing forceps and plastic bags to collect the f**ksticks remains. biggrin

otolith

43,997 posts

168 months

Thursday 4th March
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Flooble said:
otolith said:
My OH doesn’t seem to understand my refusal to put thousands of pounds worth of fishing gear in her shed - so it’s staying at my house.
I can't quite parse that sentence. I guess don't live together?
We both own houses, yeah, but I’m at her house a lot of the time.

Flooble

2,922 posts

64 months

Friday 5th March
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otolith said:
Flooble said:
otolith said:
My OH doesn’t seem to understand my refusal to put thousands of pounds worth of fishing gear in her shed - so it’s staying at my house.
I can't quite parse that sentence. I guess don't live together?
We both own houses, yeah, but I’m at her house a lot of the time.
Ah cool - I initially had a picture of you lived in the house and made her live in a shed in the garden!

Which is one way of ensuring the shed is secure I suppose. Hold on lads, I've got an idea ...

otolith

43,997 posts

168 months

Friday 5th March
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hehe

Drive it fix it repeat

820 posts

15 months

Friday 5th March
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Flooble said:
Ah cool - I initially had a picture of you lived in the house and made her live in a shed in the garden!

Which is one way of ensuring the shed is secure I suppose. Hold on lads, I've got an idea ...
‘While your in there can you sort out and organise those ice cream tubs full of nuts, bolts, washers and fk knows what else’ hehe

paintman

6,383 posts

154 months

Friday 5th March
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Plymo said:
These might fit the bill, with a ring pull to set them off https://www.airsoftworld.net/enola-gaye-wp40-ring-...
Designed for Airsoft games so they should be safe enough...
Looks like a cracking idea, I had never thought of using smoke!


Or the nuclear option, I've set one of these off before and the amount of smoke was amazing. Dyes stuff orange too... Just whatever you do don't set it off yourself laugh
https://www.gaelforcemarine.co.uk/Mobile/en/Hansso...
Be careful with pyrotechnic flares.
Whilst they will fill the shed with dense smoke there is also a risk that they might burn the shed down!
Probably not with the villain still inside.

Lonely

1,039 posts

132 months

Friday 5th March
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PrinceRupert said:
Cops told me they have him as wanted and are going to attempt an arrest. How exciting. Anyone know if they'll keep me updated?
You should be updated at every significant stage of the investigation as per Victims Code of Practice - arrest being pretty well up there!

Hol

6,124 posts

164 months

Friday 5th March
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Maybe build a steel cage, with a secondary door inside the actual shed out of this sheet steel stuff and angle iron/box section..

Anyone with a hobby welder could cut and fit something to the exact internal dimensions of the shed walls and roof..


https://tzursteel.co.uk/products/a142-reinforcemen...

Agreeably not the cheapest option, but probably cheaper than a new shed and a lot more secure than wood and screws and would need a lot more noise to defeat.

littlebasher

3,172 posts

135 months

Friday 5th March
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Hol said:
Maybe build a steel cage, with a secondary door inside the actual shed out of this sheet steel stuff and angle iron/box section..

Anyone with a hobby welder could cut and fit something to the exact internal dimensions of the shed walls and roof..


https://tzursteel.co.uk/products/a142-reinforcemen...

Agreeably not the cheapest option, but probably cheaper than a new shed and a lot more secure than wood and screws and would need a lot more noise to defeat.
Exactly what the dad of a friend did with his large shed, basically built a steel cage inside to keep his motorbikes.

His shed never got broken into though, so has yet to be tested!

Evanivitch

8,833 posts

86 months

Friday 5th March
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littlebasher said:
Hol said:
Maybe build a steel cage, with a secondary door inside the actual shed out of this sheet steel stuff and angle iron/box section..

Anyone with a hobby welder could cut and fit something to the exact internal dimensions of the shed walls and roof..


https://tzursteel.co.uk/products/a142-reinforcemen...

Agreeably not the cheapest option, but probably cheaper than a new shed and a lot more secure than wood and screws and would need a lot more noise to defeat.
Exactly what the dad of a friend did with his large shed, basically built a steel cage inside to keep his motorbikes.

His shed never got broken into though, so has yet to be tested!
That's a lot of effort for a little hand-pumped hydraulic cutter to make short, silent work of...

littlebasher

3,172 posts

135 months

Friday 5th March
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Evanivitch said:
That's a lot of effort for a little hand-pumped hydraulic cutter to make short, silent work of...
It was made of inch box, i doubt it would have been a quick job!

Doubt there's too many casual shed burglars carry one of those around with them

Evanivitch

8,833 posts

86 months

Saturday 6th March
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littlebasher said:
Evanivitch said:
That's a lot of effort for a little hand-pumped hydraulic cutter to make short, silent work of...
It was made of inch box, i doubt it would have been a quick job!

Doubt there's too many casual shed burglars carry one of those around with them
Hardly a casual burglar when you're going after motorcycles and eBikes. Especially the latter, Strava stalking and targeted thefts are big business.

liner33

8,309 posts

166 months

Sunday 7th March
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My dad had his shed broken into and a load of stuff taken so he took a 4"x1" plank and tied treble hooks with 20lb fishing line at varying heights and would hang it above the door when he left

Didnt take long for the local scrote to find it , hell of a racket at 2am one morning and he found the plank a few hundred metres down the road, shed was never touched again

GR_WILL

657 posts

42 months

Sunday 7th March
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liner33 said:
My dad had his shed broken into and a load of stuff taken so he took a 4"x1" plank and tied treble hooks with 20lb fishing line at varying heights and would hang it above the door when he left

Didnt take long for the local scrote to find it , hell of a racket at 2am one morning and he found the plank a few hundred metres down the road, shed was never touched again
I’m trying to picture how that worked but can’t!

Sounds funny though biglaugh

Evanivitch

8,833 posts

86 months

Sunday 7th March
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GR_WILL said:
I’m trying to picture how that worked but can’t!

Sounds funny though biglaugh
I'm guessing like a fly screen inside the doorway, but with barbs and hooks...