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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:14 pm    Post subject: My van was stolen in Germany Reply with quote

Hey all, I come with terrible news. My van was stolen last Friday over night on a residential street in the city of Erfurt, Germany.
I understand that this is probably not the place to post, but I'm looking for any suggestions or resources of how to help locate it.
I went straight to the police and filed a police report. However the police seemed resigned to the fact that, yup, nice vans do get stolen. Nothing we can do unless it gets stopped for a traffic violation, or receives a parking ticket...
It was locked, had a bar on the steering wheel and was parked in a well lit street.
Unfortunately because I have been travelling around Europe in it, my wallet, passport, clothes etc were all taken too.
So I'm asking if anyone knows of any app, program, private service that can help with such things?
Apparently car thief gangs target older valuable vehicles and steal them to ship to Eastern Euro countries where they are resold.
To make matters worse, my insurance was only basic and therefore the theft is not covered.
So if anyone has any type of suggestion, I would love to hear it.
Thanks so much and wish me luck!

It is a 1989 VW T3 Joker, JX 1.6, pop top without any other exterior mods

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:30 pm    Post subject: Re: My van was stolen in Germany Reply with quote

I would start contacting local VW clubs and put the word out with them. Every country seems to have a club.

Good luck. I hope you get it back.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 5:25 pm    Post subject: Re: My van was stolen in Germany Reply with quote

Oh man that is terrible. I hope you get it back before they get it out of the country.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 11:38 pm    Post subject: Re: My van was stolen in Germany Reply with quote

You might want to post it to the german bulliforum in the "auf der Fahndungsliste" section which is a section for searching stolen vans and parts.
I hope you find the bus quickly!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:21 am    Post subject: Re: My van was stolen in Germany Reply with quote

share in german/european Facebook Groups, german forums like bulliforum.com.

You can try messaging ports which manage car transport overseas the data of the car.
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