Theres so many tossers around!
Sorry to hear this.
I will take note of the reg, and be keeping a close eye.
Damn dude! Glad your Dad's alright and no harm came to him! What a douche bag the other guy is!
They would at least be able to know if the car left the area unless replated.
Probably is, sadly.
Doesn't really sound like an opportunistic crime, more like an organized gang/car thief ring. They must have seen the ad, maybe if the OP's dad mentioned elderly/pensioner owner in the advert, it may have been targeted. Probably in a chop shop somewhere, being stripped for parts.
Anyway, no point risking one's life/wellbeing over something like this, sorry to hear this OP.
Agree, sorry to hear this, better safe than sorry, and to lose a car, and gain an insurance claim, rather than to lose a life!
Sadly, this is what life is these days...