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Thievery at Mt York Campsite.
8:35:19 PM
It's a sad day when any of us have to post something like this.

It seems that Mt York camp site in the Blue Mountains has become a target of thieves.
These people are not choosy. They just take the lot.

There are 2 recent incidences that i am aware of. They just pull the pegs on your tent and
wrap the whole thing up (contents included) like one big sack. Everything !!!

Needless to say, if any body sees, notices or knows anything. Please contact the
Blue Mountains Police.

I mean come on, do we really need to pack up everything every morning and stow it in a safe deposit box ?
9:58:55 PM
Total scum! Hope justice is served and all your belongings returned mate!

10:14:00 PM
That is a bugger, and I hope you get your gear back.

This type of thing has been happening at Mt York for quite a while actually, as I know of parties that had camp gear stolen from there back in the late 80's, and from what I learnt then, it seemed like it had been happening for years at that time already.
Car break-ins were also rife, and at least you don't have a broken window to repair as well...

Many thought at the time that the Lithgow hoons were the prime suspects, but with the increased popularity of the place combined with ease of access for those with cars today, the culprits could be from anywhere, which will make it harder to recover your gear...

10:16:34 PM
Keep an eye on ebay and local pawn shops. This is shit. I am working near the cross and have all my stuff of value either with me or on site. The car is parked in a spot provided that is next to where the homeless hang. In it I have a sleeping bag, work boots and jackets. Touch rock its been ok but they, even though they well need these thing they haven't touch it. So it seems the homeless and the climbers are ones you can trust as they wouldn't want it to happen to them.
. Goodluck.
8:35:43 AM
Non of the gear is mine. Just a heads up to all those who may intend on camping there.

Mr Poopypants
8:40:20 AM
Bummer. We camped there for many many years with no problems but about two years ago had our tent stolen. 2 months ago friends had their car window smashed and gear stolen. Make sure it gets reported the local copper is pretty good about coming out to patrol and talk to people to see what they are up to if he knows there is a problem.
12:20:19 PM
Any idea when this happened? York was pretty chocker over the Christmas period and i would have thought the scum would have chosen a less busy time do a hit and run.

1:32:57 PM
Busier the more likely I would say...they can easily wait in the crowd to see victims leave and walk one would blink seeing another person packing up the tent and driving off with the loot.

4:31:11 PM
On 11/01/2012 rodw wrote:
>Busier the more likely I would say...they can easily wait in the crowd
>to see victims leave and walk one would blink seeing another
>person packing up the tent and driving off with the loot.

I agree and as an adjunct I think insurance companies would attest that disproportionate spikes in motorcycle theft occur at motorcycling events for similar reason, ie so many moving about & being loaded/unloaded that those being stolen simply blend in.
5:50:18 PM
That's a ballsy move - I might head up and sit quietly in the corner with a book and my #5 waiting to see if I can spot any of the ####er's.

It's definitely worth keeping an eye out on e-Bay for any of that stuff - slim chance but a mate of mine had his bike nicked and then saw it being advertised on eBay a few days later. He arranged to 'view' the bike and went and filled the guy in.

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