Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Kenyan Grand Auto Theft

October 23, 2012

A woman in our office has had four side view mirrors ripped off her Toyota Rav 4 in three incidents while driving on the streets of Nairobi.
This is what she and others are doing to protect their property.
Note: all glass and plastic rain guards are etched and coded.

Photos listed of parts in order of marketabilty on street with prices (USD).

Toyota front grill emblem: $24
Note: screws
Model Hardware: $24
Side mirror complete: $80-$120
Note: chain between mirror and door frame
Mirror motor only: $32
Mirror glass (unetched):$16-$24
Note: guard to protect mirror glass
 Fender Blind Spot Mirror: $16
Antenna: $16
Side Running Light: $8
Rain Guards: $4 each
Mercedes Hood Emblem: $0
Toyota is the car here.

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