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#1 (permalink) Old 04-19-2005, 09:44 PM
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This just took place last week. This is not what I heard nor about a friend of mine but its me and I need some input from you BMW enthusiasts tht know your $#@%...

On Thursday morning I went to work out. I returned from the gym at 7:15am and parked my fully loaded 2002 745LI [black w/ 19" Chrome sport wheels] in my underground parking garage and went upstairs to shower and dress. When I came down to go to work at 8:30am, my car was gone. In the 1 hour and 15 minutes that I was upstairs, my car got jacked from my underground garage. It was obvious that this was not an amateur joy ride theft due to the timing and the fact that this car does not use keys to start up but rather the computerized radio remote. Later that evening two of my neighbors told me that they saw the guys. My neighbor was opening the garage gate to leave and a newer black mercedes rolled in w 2-3 guys in it. 10 minutes later another neighbor saw the Benz sitting there and a guy in my car but thought they may have been friends of mine, so he just waved. With the value of its parts on the market, I have a feeling that this is the last that we will see of my BMW. I am really leaning towards this being an inside job from someone in the smaller, independent dealership that I purchased the car from. They would have access to my address, my VIN and would possibly be able to program another radio remote to use on my car. Does anyone out there know of any other way to steal this car (other than towing it). Please advise...I plan on purchasing a new one and do won't to be prepared to defend it this time around...It was a nice 5 days of driving her.
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your right this was defiantly done by someone that really knows BMW's !!! and i mean really know them. becasue the cars are relativley new to the market as far as all the technology goes that comes with those cars. i would imagine that the only way to even know how to take one you'd have to either go to the BMW school and learn about them or know someone that has. now don't take it the wrong way i'm certinly not acussing anyone that i have never met before of such a crime just giving you my point of view.

and the only way to get a key that will start the car would be to get the key from Germany. for every BMW made i think that like 10 keys are made that are VIN specific to the car. keys can be initialized to other cars but all they will do is open windows, doors, trunk, etc..... but the keys have a radio signal that they send to the car and the key has to be so close or in the ignition for the car to see that signal and make the car start. which is what is made in Germany for every car. and just to get the key from a dealership you need a driver's license, the registration, and a signiture to even get the key ordered.
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your right this was defiantly done by someone that really knows BMW's !!! and i mean really know them. becasue the cars are relativley new to the market as far as all the technology goes that comes with those cars. i would imagine that the only way to even know how to take one you'd have to either go to the BMW school and learn about them or know someone that has. now don't take it the wrong way i'm certinly not acussing anyone that i have never met before of such a crime just giving you my point of view.

and the only way to get a key that will start the car would be to get the key from Germany. for every BMW made i think that like 10 keys are made that are VIN specific to the car. keys can be initialized to other cars but all they will do is open windows, doors, trunk, etc..... but the keys have a radio signal that they send to the car and the key has to be so close or in the ignition for the car to see that signal and make the car start. which is what is made in Germany for every car. and just to get the key from a dealership you need a driver's license, the registration, and a signiture to even get the key ordered.
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its all part of social engineering and identity theft.

someone steals all your info online from an online database, gets a fake liscence made with your name on it, etc etc. i wont go through the whole process as to how to do it in case unscrupulous people are reading this.

its very easy to do. getting other peoples registration, etc etc, isnt very difficult.

after that, a quick flash of your new paperwork at the dealer, they order new key, key arrives, they show up, and have a new vehicle to dismantle.


goto a dealer, they should be able to find out when requests for replacements have been made. they should probably also have a photocopy of the drivers liscence used when the request was made. i know we make photocopies of them.

good luck.

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SOBS!!! Sorry to hear about your car. From the sounds of it .. if they rolled in a new black Benz these guys are pros. And pros can steal just about any car they want ...
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Have the BMW dealer check and see if another key for your car was ordered, that is pretty much one of the only ways to get that car to start. I hope they catch them, I hate people who steal nice cars away from good working people!

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TDon't have the time nor patience to make up the story. If you thought the beginning sounded mad up, listen to the follow up.....

Last week I got a call from the Murietta, Ca. PD. The car was recovered and two people are in custody. Apparently, my car was spotted by the MPD (which is located about 90 miles south of LA, where I live) parking in front of a home that was already being watched for possible drug activity. A run of the plate confirmed that the car did not match the plate on it (my car still had dealer plates on it when stolen). They arrested the two occupants after they left the home. In custody, the two said that they purchase the car from a guy they know in L.A. for {are you ready for this?} $150!!! And the da^n fools actually drove the car around. For all of you conspiracy theory nay sayers that believed my speculation was made for TV drama, the officer stated that the two in custody admitted that the knew the car was stolen because the car had six newer BMW's. He targets cars that still have the dealer plates on them because they are not as quickly and easily identifiable as stolen because there are no numbers associated with it. In addition they speculate that this original car thief pulled the job in the AM because the % of cop cars to morning commute traffic is so insignificant, the chances of them crossing a cops path in LA traffic is negilble. Finally, and this is the best for those that doubted me, they feel that because o fthe number of BMWs that he had it is obvious to them that he has access to both keys and addresses. Uh-huh! I guess that I was not that far off the mark. The driver side mirror was removed(or damaged) and most of the electronic components from the trunk were removed(Brain, navigation DVD, phone module, etc.) Apparently the guy who stole it, took what he wanted from the vehicle and sold it to these other guys, who you would think would take more stuff off it but instaead drove around in it. They still do not know how the guy who stole got it but the two that were caught were using the spare key that was located in the tool kit in the trunk. I did not know that there was a spare back there. This is a wild story not to read but to actually live,. Remeber that art does imitate real life drama, so watch your $#&% because as far as you know your car can be "Gone in 60 seconds" too.
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TDon't have the time nor patience to make up the story. If you thought the beginning sounded mad up, listen to the follow up.....

Last week I got a call from the Murietta, Ca. PD. The car was recovered and two people are in custody. Apparently, my car was spotted by the MPD (which is located about 90 miles south of LA, where I live) parking in front of a home that was already being watched for possible drug activity. A run of the plate confirmed that the car did not match the plate on it (my car still had dealer plates on it when stolen). They arrested the two occupants after they left the home. In custody, the two said that they purchase the car from a guy they know in L.A. for {are you ready for this?} $150!!! And the da^n fools actually drove the car around. For all of you conspiracy theory nay sayers that believed my speculation was made for TV drama, the officer stated that the two in custody admitted that the knew the car was stolen because the car had six newer BMW's. He targets cars that still have the dealer plates on them because they are not as quickly and easily identifiable as stolen because there are no numbers associated with it. In addition they speculate that this original car thief pulled the job in the AM because the % of cop cars to morning commute traffic is so insignificant, the chances of them crossing a cops path in LA traffic is negilble. Finally, and this is the best for those that doubted me, they feel that because o fthe number of BMWs that he had it is obvious to them that he has access to both keys and addresses. Uh-huh! I guess that I was not that far off the mark. The driver side mirror was removed(or damaged) and most of the electronic components from the trunk were removed(Brain, navigation DVD, phone module, etc.) Apparently the guy who stole it, took what he wanted from the vehicle and sold it to these other guys, who you would think would take more stuff off it but instaead drove around in it. They still do not know how the guy who stole got it but the two that were caught were using the spare key that was located in the tool kit in the trunk. I did not know that there was a spare back there. This is a wild story not to read but to actually live,. Remeber that art does imitate real life drama, so watch your $#&% because as far as you know your car can be "Gone in 60 seconds" too.
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Wow!! Wild story man .. glad you got your baby back ... i hope insurance is covering your loses though
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Wow!! Wild story man .. glad you got your baby back ... i hope insurance is covering your loses though
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Word man, even if it's missing a bit of its components, its good that you got it back, and I also hope that insurance compensates your losses, good luck.

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TDon't have the time nor patience to make up the story. If you thought the beginning sounded mad up, listen to the follow up.....

Last week I got a call from the Murietta, Ca. PD. The car was recovered and two people are in custody. Apparently, my car was spotted by the MPD (which is located about 90 miles south of LA, where I live) parking in front of a home that was already being watched for possible drug activity. A run of the plate confirmed that the car did not match the plate on it (my car still had dealer plates on it when stolen). They arrested the two occupants after they left the home. In custody, the two said that they purchase the car from a guy they know in L.A. for {are you ready for this?} $150!!! And the da^n fools actually drove the car around. For all of you conspiracy theory nay sayers that believed my speculation was made for TV drama, the officer stated that the two in custody admitted that the knew the car was stolen because the car had six newer BMW's. He targets cars that still have the dealer plates on them because they are not as quickly and easily identifiable as stolen because there are no numbers associated with it. In addition they speculate that this original car thief pulled the job in the AM because the % of cop cars to morning commute traffic is so insignificant, the chances of them crossing a cops path in LA traffic is negilble. Finally, and this is the best for those that doubted me, they feel that because o fthe number of BMWs that he had it is obvious to them that he has access to both keys and addresses. Uh-huh! I guess that I was not that far off the mark. The driver side mirror was removed(or damaged) and most of the electronic components from the trunk were removed(Brain, navigation DVD, phone module, etc.) Apparently the guy who stole it, took what he wanted from the vehicle and sold it to these other guys, who you would think would take more stuff off it but instaead drove around in it. They still do not know how the guy who stole got it but the two that were caught were using the spare key that was located in the tool kit in the trunk. I did not know that there was a spare back there. This is a wild story not to read but to actually live,. Remeber that art does imitate real life drama, so watch your $#&% because as far as you know your car can be "Gone in 60 seconds" too.
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Brother that is some f*****d up s**t. I am really glad you got your car back though. However you wanna hear something funne and maybe useful?

My cousin lives in Italy, in Rome to be more precise. He does't have no flashy 735li, however he does have a nice Nissan Skyline. Well, since in Rome there are nearly no underground parking houses, he leaves the car on the street at night. What to do in case of car thieves?
His initial idea was to disconnect the battery, but that would be too obvious and the alarm would not work either. What he has done insted thoud is put some sort of valve in the main fuel pipe that you can turn on an off by hand. Not the worst of ideas ha?
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