As Victor M would have said - "I don't belieeeve it"
The car above having been reunited with the owner has now suffered another theft. Yesterday it was parked in an Aldi car park (Not sure which one) and someone pinched both the front and back number plates!!
Normally when a scally has nicked a car they will LOOK to see a the same year/ model on the road, will note the number, and then get a back street place to make up a set of plates. That way both cars drive around and ANPR etc will not detect any issues. Pinching the plates surely they must know it will be reported to the police pdq - so the number will show up whenever seen.
The downer, as the police told the car owner, is that likely she will get all sorts of notices for speeding, parking and worse. The dated/ timed Police Incident Number will get her out of that but she will still have the hassle.
5 Precepts of Buddhism seem appropriate. Refrain from taking life. Refrain from taking that which is not given. Refrain from misconduct. Refrain from lying. Refrain from intoxicants which lead to loss of mindfulness