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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 10:13 AM
Theft at malarrimos


Stopped for one night last week. Checked in at 10 pm took the rods and reels
To the room. Left at 5am. Noticed fishing boots and some tackle missing. Woke up the night "watchman" took while to get him to answer. He was muttering profanities and said he didn't see anything. Only a couple hundred dollars worth of stuff, but just wanted to give a heads up.

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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 10:23 AM


Getting more and more common....Sad...



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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 10:24 AM


key words "woke up night watchman"



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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 10:28 AM


Union job...



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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 10:29 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Rumrunner  
Stopped for one night last week. Checked in at 10 pm took the rods and reels
To the room. Left at 5am. Noticed fishing boots and some tackle missing. Woke up the night "watchman" took while to get him to answer. He was muttering profanities and said he didn't see anything. Only a couple hundred dollars worth of stuff, but just wanted to give heads up.


Was it stolen from a locked vehicle or from an open pickup bed?
An open vehicle in any parking lot is never safe keeping, even with a night watchman (whether awake or asleep).
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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 11:03 AM


Same question as Goat- were the items locked in car/cab, left in truck bed or...?

The parking lot at this place is like most in Baja: open and easy to access. In my experience: Better to lock up any items you don't want to replace, or take them with you into room. Not just at this place, but anywhere while traveling SOB, even in a "secure" parking area with an insomniac watchman.




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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 11:28 AM


MALARRIMO

(an easy way to remember if the Rs or Ls are doubled is that two Ls in a Spanish word make an English Y sound. LOS BARRILES is the other sample where the L is accidentally doubled).

Sorry you got ripped off in a hotel parking lot!




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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 11:57 AM


Age-old adage anywhere in the world:

If you love it, LOCK IT. :yes:




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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 12:36 PM


aw mannnn what a bummer. couple hundred bucks that you worked hard for. so sorry.



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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 01:11 PM


Quote: Originally posted by BajaBlanca  
aw mannnn what a bummer. couple hundred bucks that you worked hard for. so sorry.


Ahgreed! sorry to hear about your lloss. I've been luckyy with closed plazas and night watchmenn so farr.




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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 01:13 PM


Argh, sorry to read this.



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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 02:03 PM


Yep. Open truck bed. I know better, not crying about it. First time
I have had anything taken in 40 years.. Usually have the boat with me and lock everything of value in the cabin. Truck was piled high with gear, would have taken half the night to take it to the room and back.
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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 02:14 PM


Thanks David for the spelling correction.
I knew I could count on you! On a side note
At the border going south bound I was asked to back
Up to get over to the X-ray lane. Apparently all
Boats get xrayed now. My friend came through
After me and popped two tires in the process.
They want you to use the bus lane if you have a boat.
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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 02:39 PM


Sorry you lost gear on this trip.

Sounds like overall you've had a good run. 40 years with no thefts is amazing!




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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 02:56 PM


why did his tires pop?



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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 03:02 PM


Hi Blanca! They had him back over a one way spike strip!
They then escorted him into TJ so he could replace them.
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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 03:42 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Rumrunner  
Thanks David for the spelling correction.
I knew I could count on you! On a side note
At the border going south bound I was asked to back
Up to get over to the X-ray lane. Apparently all
Boats get xrayed now. My friend came through
After me and popped two tires in the process.
They want you to use the bus lane if you have a boat.


Thank you for your report.
I am glad you took my reply in the positive/ learning spirit I intend them to be.
I hope your next Baja trip is less dramatic and even more fun!




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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 04:51 PM


There always is alot of activity along the main drag in GN at night. It's always cruise night there. The disco at Caracoles rocks into the wee hours. Doubt there was any security at the hotel.
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[*] posted on 10-24-2015 at 04:56 PM


Quote: Originally posted by Rumrunner  
Hi Blanca! They had him back over a one way spike strip!
They then escorted him into TJ so he could replace them.


Escorted him right to his cousins` tire shop!!




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[*] posted on 10-25-2015 at 07:53 AM


In my opinion, the only truly secure parking if you have your truck packed etc is at Posada don Vicente as they have a high wall all around and a locked gate all night long plus a very good night watchman.

the rooms are a bit weary but clean and good wifi and even an indoor pool and very economical too.




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