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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 8:29 pm 
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Hi All

My white toyota hilux double cab, CL10219, with a grey framed aluminium treadplate canopy, was stolen in Stellenbosch today, the tracker placed in Wynberg last so if you see it, please call the Wynberg SAPS on 021 799 1300. Also in the bakkie was my MCSA rescue back pack, bright red and yellow Backpacker with MCSA logos on it. In the pack was a green and grey Mountain Hardware shell, First Ascent rain pants, my red BD Momentum harness with a Gri-gri 1, Petzl Spelegyca lanyard with Magentron Biners, a 30m and a 10m cordellette, 2 120cm High Angle slings all marked with yellow and green striped insulation tape. My (very dirty and battered) white Petzl Ecrin Roc was also in the bag, it has SAR and M72 on it in reflective lettering and my contact details inside. If anyone sees any of this stuff please let me know. Oh and a reel of 200m of 11mm yellow Beal Access static that belongs to Mountain Rescue.

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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 10:44 pm 
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I know the whole situation is mega fubar. But for some reason I feel especially bad for those Magnetrons. Have you even used them yet?


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:46 am 
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Not even once

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 8:59 am 
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Nic Le Maitre wrote:
Not even once


Only 2 right?


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:06 am 
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Two of the Magnetrons. Hadn't even used them yet.

Complete list:

• 200m of yellow 11mm Beal Access rope, still on the reel
• Red and yellow Backpacker backpack with Mountain Club Logos and my name
• Red and grey lack Diamond Momentum climbing harness
• Assorted auto-locking and screwgate carabiners marked with yellow and green striped insulation tape
• 30m of green and black 8mm rope marked ROCA
• 10m of 8mm also geen and black
• 2 red 120cm High Angle slings
• 2 white and yellow 8mm prussiks
• A white Petzl Ecrin Roc helmet with my name and details written inside, M72 and SAR in reflective writing on the outside
• A pair of orange-framed Oakley goggles
• An ICOM handheld radio (walkie talkie) with spare batteries, throat mic and shoulder/speaker mic
• Petzl Myo XP head torch
• Petzl Tactikka head torch
• Petzl Tikka head torch
• Mini Maglite
• Leatherman Wave
• Petzl grigri with blue keeper cord on an oval biner
• Mountain Hardware rain coat, green and grey
• Orange windproof jacket, with Wilderness Search and Rescue badge
• Black First Ascent rain pants
• Red First Ascent fleece top
• size 8, grey and green Five10 Camp Four shoes.
• Blue Mountain Hardware T-shirt
• Beige First Ascent pants
• Bright green Agrimark rain cover
• Orange WXTex 5L waterproof bag
• 2L North Face Bladder
• Dakine fingerless gloves
• Grey WXTex 25L waterproof bag
• Red KWAY survival bag
• Blue and orange Buff
• Orange SAM splint
• First aid kit
• Green Bridgedale socks
• Grey and pink First Ascent beanie
• Kaufmann air compressor was also in the bak.

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:22 am 
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Very uncool!
That's a lot of gear gone missing.
Where exactly in Stellenbosch was it stolen from? So i know not to park there, i often have some gear lying around in my car.
I had my entire climbing kit stolen in 2005 and was left with a pair of training shoes.
Hope you get your gear and bakkie back.
Danie


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 10:56 am 
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Here: http://goo.gl/maps/0xM65, exactly where that grey Hilux is in the picture.

Would have been bleak if they had taken either the gear or the bakkie, but they took both which sucks even more.

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 11:21 am 
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Shame Nic..I really hope you get everything back.


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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 3:37 pm 
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That's really harsh! What a blow! Surely they should have tracked it by now...

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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 3:49 pm 
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Old Smelly wrote:
That's really harsh! What a blow! Surely they should have tracked it by now...


We tracked it as soon as Nic let me know it was stolen. But by then they already had 3 hours and got to the unit. Nic had one of our fleet management units in his bakkie as part of our testing. It's designed more for getting detailed data from trucks than recovering stolen vehicles so it's much easier to locate inside the bakkie than a SVR unit. Also works on GPS and cellphone, not the recovery frequencies.

From Stellenbosch they stopped here first : http://goo.gl/maps/BZi3y and then went here: http://goo.gl/maps/SbQCU (this is the last position we got from the unit). By the time the recovery team and cops got there the bakkie was gone. But apparently the cops said that the place in Wynberg is a known bakkie chop shop. So don't ask me why they don't just go and take those guys down?!?! The cops apparently took some guys for questioning but I don't think they waterboarded them like they should have.


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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2013 8:25 am 
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Maybe a good idea to keep an eye on gumtree for ads of the stolen goods? seems like the guys are pro though so I doubt that they'll sell it openly. sorry for your loss dude :(


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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 12:49 pm 
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