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  #2481427 11-May-2020 17:59
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It is a shame about the number plate.

 

I have also found that number plates don't show up well under IR light.

 

 





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  #2481446 11-May-2020 18:29
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Gordy7:

 

It is a shame about the number plate.

 

I have also found that number plates don't show up well under IR light.

 

 

 

 

For really good plate recognition you want no IR or an IR cut filter, and preferably a B/W sensor. Mobotix are brilliant for this - they have dual lens cameras so you can have both a colour and B/W sensor with the same (or different) size lens.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #2481479 11-May-2020 20:09
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Seriously, someone went to all this trouble just to get a plant and a birdbath?!





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  #2481493 11-May-2020 20:32
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Sir Humphrey says this morning but the date stamp on the photos is 10 - 5 - 2020. I'd say that some miscreants' mother got a plant and birdbath for Mother's Day.

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  #2481498 11-May-2020 20:48
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Andib:

 

That's a 2000-2004 Subaru Outback. Similar to the one below

 

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Its a better match to the Lancaster. Note the two tone wheel arches.


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  #2481512 11-May-2020 21:16
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

 

Early this morning we had some property stolen from our neighbourhood, including a plant and bird bath. We have a partial plate number but I was hoping someone could tell us what make/model the vehicle was. The vehicle is quite distinctive with two-tone colouring. An image of the front and side are below.

 

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  #2481526 11-May-2020 21:41
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SirHumphreyAppleby:

xpd:


Cripes, I can do it, so why cant they ? :)


Carjam.co.nz - write up nice script to start going through all the possible combinations.... sure, may take time etc, but would get there :D



Already got there :)



Looks like OP has already landed on Carjam entry for vehicle. Unless there are multiple Legacy, Outback & Lancaster in the range of missing numbers it's sorted.

 
 
 
 




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  #2481633 12-May-2020 07:23
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Geektastic: Seriously, someone went to all this trouble just to get a plant and a birdbath?!

 

I'm fairly certain they had other targets in mind as well. Ironically, there has been a quite nice looking solid wood headboard propped up against a fence around the corner with a 'free' sign attached and they didn't take that.

 

Bung: Sir Humphrey says this morning but the date stamp on the photos is 10 - 5 - 2020. I'd say that some miscreants' mother got a plant and birdbath for Mother's Day.

 

My servers and cameras are set to GMT. Being out by an hour if DST doesn't update due to incorrect rules, buggy firmware, changing DST laws or simply because I forget to change it, could be be sufficient for reasonable doubt. I therefore favour a fixed time reference.




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  #2481634 12-May-2020 07:23
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Apparently there is a two-quote limit.

 

Bung: Looks like OP has already landed on Carjam entry for vehicle. Unless there are multiple Legacy, Outback & Lancaster in the range of missing numbers it's sorted.

 

Correct.


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  #2481768 12-May-2020 11:03
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I'd take a cruise around the area looking for the car and items. That is not your typical trade-for-drugs loot. More likely coveted by someone and stolen to order (?). Have had similar incidents in our neighborhood, and found the vehicles at addresses in other parts of the suburb, but in my experience the cops are only interested in the glory jobs - assault, murder etc. For the NZ justice system, nipping crime in the bud is not encouraged as it servers only to put yourself out of a job.




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  #2481783 12-May-2020 11:13
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tripper1000:

 

I'd take a cruise around the area looking for the car and items. That is not your typical trade-for-drugs loot. More likely coveted by someone and stolen to order (?). Have had similar incidents in our neighborhood, and found the vehicles at addresses in other parts of the suburb, but in my experience the cops are only interested in the glory jobs - assault, murder etc. For the NZ justice system, nipping crime in the bud is not encouraged as it servers only to put yourself out of a job.

 

 

I have been informed this morning that more plants were taken from a nearby property, so they definitely seem to be targeting certain types of items. I'm keeping an eye out on my daily walk.

 

I've found the local police to be quite good to deal with in relation to these matters. We're three from three for prosecutions where plates were known.


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  #2481784 12-May-2020 11:14
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tripper1000:

I'd take a cruise around the area looking for the car and items. That is not your typical trade-for-drugs loot. More likely coveted by someone and stolen to order (?). Have had similar incidents in our neighborhood, and found the vehicles at addresses in other parts of the suburb, but in my experience the cops are only interested in the glory jobs - assault, murder etc. For the NZ justice system, nipping crime in the bud is not encouraged as it servers only to put yourself out of a job.



Not being interested and not having the resources are quite different. Plus comparing a murder to a theft! Obviously a murder is going to get more attention from the Police,media and public.

Lastly is the evidence required to prosecute. Putting this one aside as there is good cctv but frequently burglaries have minimal evidence with no fingerprints found at the scene. DNA is obtained in the few cases where there is blood or bodily fluid. Generally there are no witnesses and most people have no records of serial numbers so that when property is located at an offenders house there is nothing linking the property located back to the offence.

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  #2481819 12-May-2020 11:33
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I got broken into, back in early 2000's, the person who did the crime (and I know exactly who it was, just cant prove it) cut themselves on the glass while gaining entry, and left fingerprints and blood all over the place. The police took fingerprints and blood samples, and despite the crook having previous convictions, police couldn't match anything they claim. 

 

Just don't think they thought it was worth their time over a stolen Playstation.

 

 





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  #2481820 12-May-2020 11:37
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Quite likely it wasn’t who you think it was then

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  #2481826 12-May-2020 11:45
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weasel13: Quite likely it wasn’t who you think it was then

 

Or they had someone else with them that left the prints and blood....





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