Living the dream,
driving an Alfa
Join Date: May 2009
Location: United Kingdom
In our experience such thefts with keys are usually one of three types. Stolen to order, stolen for parts or just taken in order to convey the thieves and their loot away from the scene of the crime, in which case it is liable to be driven round on false plates for a period of time before being dumped. Hopefully!
One would assume the Met Police checked their ANPR systems but, depending upon a variety of factors including the awareness of the Officer in Charge of the crime, there is no guarantee of this. The Stolen PNC marker would be active within minutes of the vehicle being reported, or at least it would down here and should be in the Met. This will trigger any ANPR cameras connected to Police systems anywhere in the country however, I would expect the plates to have been swapped pretty quick though, car thieves are ANPR aware nowadays, and it probably has plates on it belonging to another Red Alfa spotted for sale and copied or taken of a car in the last few weeks.
Best of luck though
Ex 164QV, 145QV, 156 2.0TS Modifica, 159Ti, Maserati Ghibli GT.....sob, I want it back mummy
Brera S Modifica
Last edited by Marzy; 10-10-11 at 21:19.