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 Post subject: Echo Valley Break-in
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:35 pm 
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My car was parked on Boyes Drive directly below the stairs up to Echo Valley on Sunday afternoon.

Although nothing to steal was visible, my window was smashed, and gear worth a nauseatingly large amount of money stolen from my boot.

Consider parking elsewhere.


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 Post subject: Re: Echo Valley Break-in
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:42 pm 
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Unfortunately you have to treat this like any other animal attack. If you are parked in a secluded mountainous area, DON"T FEED THE BABOONS. Leave that expensive gear at home. Hard luck though.


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 Post subject: Re: Echo Valley Break-in
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:57 pm 
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Wesley, you are probably correct, though I wouldn't call it a secluded mountainous area.

Here's the spot:
http://g.co/maps/u9n84

I wonder about the relative risk of losing gear to theft at home versus hidden in the boot of my car, as neither is safe. I guess home is safer, but I do consciously avoid putting all eggs in one basket.

As an uninteresting aside: who would have guessed that replacing the small side window (so graciously selected by my visitor) costs more than three times what the main wind-down would have cost?


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 Post subject: Re: Echo Valley Break-in
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:30 pm 
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Hi Keith, try these okes: http://www.commercialautoglass.co.za/

Glassfit charged my mate R5k (maybe more) for a windshield. He got the exact same thing for R600. Funny when he told the insurance they still wanted to charge him R2k excess - bloody idiots


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 Post subject: Re: Echo Valley Break-in
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:10 pm 
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Man that SUX!!!!! So sorry!!!

I've always considered that spot safe ... ok safeish. But out of the boot!!!! Seriously!

Thank you for the heads up. I will certainly be more careful!


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 Post subject: Re: Echo Valley Break-in
PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 4:32 pm 
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a few years ago I had someone break into my car through a back corner window too. I bought the new glass and did it myself, and have subsequently done friends cars too. I wouldn't to that with larger pieces like windshields, but it might be worth your while trying, if it is one of those little triangle jobs. what car is it?

Very sorry to hear about this! bleakness :( have you thought of sport climbing rather? :jocolor:

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 Post subject: Re: Echo Valley Break-in
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:28 am 
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Hi Keith,
Sorry to hear about your loss! Did you report the break-in to the police?

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 Post subject: Re: Echo Valley Break-in
PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:41 am 
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Thanks for the autoglass tips.

Justin, I didn't submit a formal police report as would have been best. I informed the Muizenberg police by phone.


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 Post subject: Re: Echo Valley Break-in
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:54 pm 
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To all partakers of echo valley's fine boulders:

You can park in the street below the usual parking next to the houses and walk up the stairs. A good warm-up for the steep walk anyway. The locals also park extra cars in this street so this must be better - at least there's eyes on the vehicles which you don't have on boyes drive.

Let's all commit to :puker: on these thieves. Oh, also from the right hand side :pukel:


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