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Stolen 4 Runner is back

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by billnourse, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. Jan 20, 2019 at 6:27 AM
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    billnourse

    billnourse [OP] New Member

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    Got my 2017 TRD Off Road that was stolen in November out of the shop. So far all is well. I can't tell where it was damaged, it is as clean inside as when it was taken with no smell of smoke, and it runs and handles the same. The final damage total was a little over 15,000.

    I did get a TRD Pro grill out of the deal. The original grill was damaged and had to be replaced so I asked if they would use the Pro instead of the Off Road and they did.

    After I picked it up, I found that the map chip had been taken. I'm guessing they thought it could be traced if the chip was present, so I had to add another 227.00 to the bill, but the dealer had it in stock and I didn't have to order and wait.

    Now it gets good. When I went to re-pair my phone I found that the thieves had paired 2 phones and left the numbers. Now I know the Aurora Police Department has shown no interest in investigating this case, but with this information maybe they will get off their lazy asses and at least talk to the people that these phone numbers belong to. Not holding out a lot of hope, but maybe.

    Bill
     
  2. Jan 20, 2019 at 8:23 AM
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    SCMountaineer

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    Glad you’ve got it back! Can’t believe they were dumb enough to pair their phones to a stolen truck!
     
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  3. Jan 20, 2019 at 8:57 AM
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    JET4

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    Glad you got it back and everything seems to be fine. Hope the police can do something with those numbers.
     
  4. Jan 20, 2019 at 12:03 PM
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    I’m glad you got your 4Runner back and they were able to put her back to new for you.

    I hope these fools catch an incurable strain of gonorrhea that makes their peckers fall off.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2019 at 5:58 PM
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    JBTRD

    JBTRD As usual, saying something stupid

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    Glad you got your truck back! How did you or they find it, and from what it sounds like you had to pay out of pocket for it, did insurance not help any?

    (Sorry if this is a dumb question or you posted this else where)
     
  6. Jan 23, 2019 at 7:32 AM
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    Have a new license, it is re-keyed and I still don't know how they took it.

    It was found damaged about 15 miles from where it was recovered by a patrol officer. My plate was gone and it had a plate for a different 4 Runner on it.

    The only thing I had to pay out of pocket was 100 deductible for the car, and 1,500 deductible for the contents. Contents amounted to around 5,000. Contents are covered under homeowner's and the deductibles are high. State Farm Ins. has been golden.

    I had a lot of contents in the car as I was traveling. Photography lights, stands, tripods, binoculars, range finder, all my recovery gear and other items.

    Bill
     
  7. Jan 23, 2019 at 9:10 AM
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    Yeah State Farm was golden till you get your new premium for the year! :eek:
     
  8. Jan 23, 2019 at 12:06 PM
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    WallyT4R

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    Glad you got it back. Hope it's all over with and you will have it for a long time. I would be half tempted to hire a P.I. to trace those numbers.
     
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  9. Jan 24, 2019 at 5:25 AM
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    billnourse

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    Gave them to the Aurora Police. I did call one of them and the girl said first that she had just got the number. When I questioned her further she said she got the phone from a friend. She was stupid enough to give me her name and address, which I also gave to the Aurora Police. I live 450 miles away, so it is not possible for me to really go and talk to her. I am guessing she is a girlfriend or has some other connection to the suspects. Just wish I could get the police interested in investigating, but that hasn't been the case so far.
     
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  10. Jan 24, 2019 at 6:43 AM
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    j cat

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    contact the insurance company they had a big loss , they have huge power over the cops !
    been thru this type stuff .. you no power on the cops..
     
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