Our local paper reveals today that there has been a spate of thefts of Volkswagen wing mirrors by a gang they are imaginatively dubbing the VW mirror gang. It doesn’t have quite the ring of The Black Hand gang, or the Jesse James gang, does it? The thing is, my VW wing mirror was nicked a few weeks ago. I assumed it was some scally whose mirror was broken and who fancied mine instead. It’s now clear that VW wing mirrors across the Fylde are being nicked. But why? What’s the market? Do blokes sidle up to other blokes in pubs saying “Fancy a VW Wing mirror mate? Only a tenner.” Or what? Anyone out there know what might motivate a criminal to target VW (and not any other cars) wing mirrors?

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