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I know that there are some geocaches frequenting this board, right? The thing is that there is a vandal in the greater Stockholm area that has been stealing geocoings and travelbugs from caches. I currently have no travels planned in Sweden or abroad, so I can't really drop them anywhere out of this vandal's immediate reach.

Would anyone be interested in receiving them from me - I can send them over.
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I know that there are some geocaches frequenting this board, right? The thing is that there is a vandal in the greater Stockholm area that has been stealing geocoings and travelbugs from caches. I currently have no travels planned in Sweden or abroad, so I can't really drop them anywhere out of this vandal's immediate reach.

Would anyone be interested in receiving them from me - I can send them over.


This may sound like an obvious solution, but are your geocoins trackable? If they end up back in the geocaching circuit, you could be notified via the tracking number...

Or are the vandals stealing them with the idea that they are worth something? They will be sadly disappointed if that's the case!

Frax, if you want to spread a few of those coins around in Canada, I would be glad to help out.
(although geocaching season is coming to an end very shortly here, so the coins may not see much action in the next few months)
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The vandal hasn't put anything back into circuit. He has left notes that all the coins and TB's he has stolen will supposedly be put up in a new cache on Mount Everest in the spring of 2009, and he has promised some compensation (a commemorative coin). He has stolen so many coins (many with a mission that doesn't include the Himalayas) that it seems unlikely that he will actually do this. Do you really want a bag full of junk with you up on the mountain? And he doesn't register the retrievals.

Greg - if you are not going to drop them soon, I'll see if anyone else would be interested. The season doesn't close for geocaching here in Sweden - there are so many of them around Stockholm, that it is not necessarily an outdoorsy thing (as in out in the woods) - the city is stacked with them.
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This is a very curious case of geocoin theft...
I would be tempted to set up some sort of 'trap'
It wouldn't be too hard to set up a camera on a cache in an urban environment!

best of luck frax, it's an unfortunate situation.
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Hey Frax,

Any updates on the geobandit situation?
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I haven't followed the news, and I haven't been out cache-hunting much lately - still stuck on 98 (my goal was to reach 100 before Nov 1st, but I have been busy with other things).

It sounds like it might be safe to plant them out here again...
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