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      12-29-2020, 09:46 PM   #1
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UPDATE - M4CS Stolen - Any options to recover?

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Brothers M4CS stolen tonight by someone wearing an invisibility cloak. Seriously a shadow walks up, gets in and takes the car. BMW pinged it but no response.

Are there any options to try to recover or locate the vehicle, other than the standard BMW recovery 800 number? Police report already filed. South Jersey.

Iíll see if I can get the video posted.

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      12-29-2020, 09:48 PM   #2
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Ouch sorry man. Literally got in somehow and drove off? Or was it running?
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Wtf didn't know these cars were that easy to steal.
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      12-29-2020, 10:11 PM   #4
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Fob in the auto? Forgive me, what's an invisible cloak? Sorry for the loss, bad times.
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Wow sorry to hear this! I would move this to the regional forum NY/NJ and maybe add some extra details like the exterior color. It's quite a easy car to spot if someone sees it around town.
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Thanks all. Iíll see if I can move it.
Black on black.

The video is from a doorbell camera and it seriously looks like an invisible man steals the car. I donít know how to explain it, as if the clothing is designed to trick the camera.

In the photo you can see this shadow, and that shadow takes the car.

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Thanks all. I'll see if I can move it.
Black on black.

The video is from a doorbell camera and it seriously looks like an invisible man steals the car. I don't know how to explain it, as if the clothing is designed to trick the camera.

In the photo you can see this shadow, and that shadow takes the car.

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Carbon ceramics? Icons? Tints? Mods? I'm in NY and taking a road trip thru NJ tomorrow lol there's like a .0001% chance I'll see it but because of the rarity who knows
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      12-29-2020, 11:07 PM   #8
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Carbon yes, tint yes, thatís pretty much it, IND front reflectors.

stealth_m4cs on Instagram.
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      12-29-2020, 11:11 PM   #9
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Or an insurance scam
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      12-30-2020, 02:43 AM   #11
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Wild. Just sent a follow request on insta. I'm currently living in Passaic county. So if I see something, I'll try and reach out

Just saw your last story about the car being in Newark
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I've become paranoid with my car since covid. When at my parents house in Queens, I park deeper into the driveway so it's harder to see my car from the street and never on the street at night. At night I also park as close to the wall as possible to deter someone from stealing my wheels.

Sorry for your brothers loss here buddy.
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1st..... if they ping the car and cant locate it then they have removed the battery for the time being or removed the com box. I have the bMW connected app and can find my car if the battery is still live. After that....its go fish. if they are removing the com box or the battery that are probably parting the car since it would be hard to sit on it till the heat calms. but then I am no thief
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It happened at 5:50pm. The Newark EZ pass ping was 9:30. Itís probably an hour and 40 drive up that way. So itís possible it was taken somewhere first to perhaps remove or block the GPS. Also possible that BMW did get a hit and is working with the police. I read somewhere else that they wonít give info to the customer because customers do stupid things. No word since last night.
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Was it a lease? Also keep in mind the thief might be monitoring this forum so careful not to give too much info that might make them aware of how close they are to getting caught.

But sounds like they know what they are doing and this car will prob be shipped off somewhere.
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Was it a lease? Also keep in mind the thief might be monitoring this forum so careful not to give too much info that might make them aware of how close they are to getting caught.

But sounds like they know what they are doing and this car will prob be shipped off somewhere.
Op

Hope you brother can get full replacement via insurance.


Yeah; thieves don't check to see if Bimmerpost is on to them.

I posted a while back; the Newark area of New Jersey's was #1 in the United States back in the mid to early 90's for car theft.

It was so bad they made a movie about it "Jersey drive" in 1995

Back in 1993 I was downtown Newark middle of beautiful summer day on a busy street. Stepped away from my car for less than 5 minutes; radio gone.

Another time months later car broken into again.

That area is crazy with the car thefts etc.
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I had some minor ticket 5 or so years ago for front plate which I contested and one of the guys got brought in to court before me was charged for organized luxury car theft and transporting ring around the US. I didn't know these types of operations exist in the US and was just in movies like Fast and Furious.

Good luck OP!
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Dang that sucks man, sorry to hear

Post a VIN of the car, in case someone starts selling parts here or ebay, since the VIN is coded into most of the control units.
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can you give us more description, color? I'm in NJ and can will keep an eye out..
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He's probably gonna drive it like he stole it, this invisible man.
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Wouldn't be surprised if he followed the brother on Instacrap. They knew exactly what they wanted....
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Wouldn't be surprised if he followed the brother on Instacrap. They knew exactly what they wanted....
This x1000, crimes like this are very rarely improvised.

Sorry to hear OP, where in south Jersey?
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