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angry as car has been stolen

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GreenGoth89 Mon 19-Sep-16 16:43:55

My motability car was stolen last night. Just very angry, feel sick and like someone has taken my independence from me. Also lost my blue badge as it was in the car. V v v f&@ked off...

How can I calm down??

ShatnersBassoon Mon 19-Sep-16 16:53:19

Can you have a blue badge reissued due to theft?
Does your insurance cover provide you with a car until either the claim is settled or they recover the car?

It's a massive inconvenience for you, but focusing on getting everything put back to how it was will stop your irritation building. Get the insurance company working and go from there. Hope it's all sorted soon flowers

7to25 Mon 19-Sep-16 16:55:38

This happened to my sister a couple of weeks ago. She has a courtesy car from motability and is waiting for her replacement car.

greenfolder Mon 19-Sep-16 16:55:52

It's scummy. My friend had her old car with a blue badge stolen from tesco car park from a disabled space. You have ever to wonder how low people can go

ExitPursuedBySpartacus Mon 19-Sep-16 16:56:52

That's awful. I can understand you being angry.

Hope your insurers and/or motability can get you sorted out soon.

Togaparties Mon 19-Sep-16 16:59:06

How'd they steal it? At least you won't be out of pocket and will hopefully just get another new one

GreenGoth89 Mon 19-Sep-16 17:53:01

It's possibly someone we know as the spare key has gone missing from the house. Blue badge is being reissued but it will take 3 weeks to come. Don't think I will be able to have a hire car as I've got my driving test on Wednesday and you normally have to have had your licence for 2 years. They have said they'll cover taxi costs up to the amount that I pay towards the car each week, which is helpful at the very least. The fact it's someone we know makes it so much harder, I'm so angry, I can't make it stop!

specialsubject Mon 19-Sep-16 17:59:59

Every reason to be angry, thats awful.

And hate to say it, but get your locks changed.

Sprinklestar Mon 19-Sep-16 18:02:07

Have you involved the police? Surely they can track it down if it's someone you know?

GreenGoth89 Mon 19-Sep-16 18:13:15

The police have done nothing. They have known since before 9 am.

Meadows76 Mon 19-Sep-16 18:13:27

Motability are great, they will deal with everything and obviously contact the police as its their car. You won't be out of pocket and your car and badge will be replaced. Be assured this is a much better situation than if the car was owned by yourself.

GreenGoth89 Mon 19-Sep-16 18:13:46

No house keys were taken - do you think I still should change the locks?

Togaparties Mon 19-Sep-16 18:16:34

Bastards! That's the way most cars get stolen these days. At least they'll pay for you to get about but it still sucks

specialsubject Tue 20-Sep-16 14:46:33

I hope that these people havent borrowed keys and copied them....but someone let them in.

Changing lock barrels is cheap and easy.

EveOnline2016 Tue 20-Sep-16 14:53:13

What ever you do don't say the spare key was taken.

That admits your liable, as you should have got the car locks changed.

Glastonbury Tue 20-Sep-16 16:02:02

If they used your key then the insurance might not pay out.

Meadows76 Tue 20-Sep-16 17:31:19

Insurance is not the OP's problem. It's a lease car. Mobility insure it not the OP. Whether insurance pays up or not the OP won't be out of pocket and the car will be replaced.

Glastonbury Wed 21-Sep-16 07:05:22

I know someone who had their motability car stolen with the keys. They had awful trouble getting it replaced. Someone had taken their keys when they left them on the counter after ordering in a café.

GreenGoth89 Wed 21-Sep-16 13:39:13

We might have to pay out... Because it was a "friend" that was in the house and trusted enough to be there, they have said that we might be found at fault. I'm so angry and frustrated! If we do we'll end up having to become bankrupt because we can't pay 20k back for a car. And it still leaves me stuck...

This isn't a final decision but we have been told this is a possibility. Feel sick tbh!

facepalming Wed 21-Sep-16 13:55:04

I'm so sorry op what a horrible thing to happen

GreenGoth89 Wed 21-Sep-16 14:15:11

I just can't get my head around it - why would someone who knows us do that, how can they sleep! Especially as he knows how hard it is to get around. People leave their keys on a coffee table all the time - that's not reckless or irresponsible! What do we do?

Glastonbury Wed 21-Sep-16 14:23:55

Hopefully the police can recover the car for you. In the case I know it was found burnt out. They were a disabled couple and motability would not reissue a car. The other person had to have the car in their name. It took a few months to resolve.

PointlessUsername Wed 21-Sep-16 14:27:07

Hope you find out who it was.
Horrible bastards.

GreenGoth89 Wed 21-Sep-16 14:35:16

We know exactly who it was, but they haven't put it outside their house so the police aren't investigating any further unless they get a hit on a ANPR camera.

Glastonbury Wed 21-Sep-16 15:15:06

Can't you go and "steal" it back with your keys and then change the locks?

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