Friday, 9 May 2014

London crime.

Last night at Bow Locks on the London waterways a couple of crooks locked the occupants of a narrowboat inside their water based home while they stole a generator off their boat.

PLEASE can everyone keep an eye open for anyone selling a Honda generator. 2KW red with 2 holes drilled in the bottom of the front panel.


Wozie nb Oakfield said...

Whilst we feel sorry for the owners we cannot understand why people padlock all their exits.
Surely you should always lock the padlock into the hole so that the hasp cannot be flicked over and have something jammed into it?

Anonymous said...

How can anyone outside a narrowboat lock the owners IN???

Maffi said...

Its complicated, but the locks were on the outside.

Maffi said...

If I stop and think about it someone could sit on my sliding hatch and I am trapped unless the front is open, which it always is.

Wozie nb Oakfield said...

Anon, if the padlock is taken off and put inside the boat it would be easy for some nit to flip the hasp over then jam a twig or similar where the padlock would have been or sit on the sliding hatch as Maffi sugests.
So we should always consider how we can get out of our boats easily, as well as keeping undesirables out.