So last year I had a Meyers e-60 pump stolen off one of my trucks lucky I had a back up pump with all of the snow we were getting. I decided to get a camera system then during this summer my enclosed trailer gets robbed for two backpack blowers and two hedge trimmers which I was happy they did not take it all. So I look at the footage call the police for a police report no luck with the thief's getting caught then this winter I made sure everything was locked down pumps, building, blades, etc. The guys getting pumps come back they couldn't get my pumps so they move on to my fellow landscaper in my business park and take his pump,lights,and ez mount bar. cops are called have good pics of thieves a month goes by and we receive a call they are caught and the artice is in the newspaper with pics of the three charged two match the photos on the cameras. Come to find out they are located only a couple of miles from us and they are landscapers also as the police gave us there address to take them to court So now I go to the local farmers market (local flea market) and I see one of my blowers call the wife for vin numbers of stolen equipment and long story short got my blower back and have a lead to catching the two guys that stole 14K-16K worth of 2 cycle equipment from me and other landscapers this summer. Now we have a electric gate being installed to deter other thieves from entering property. But it seems no matter how good equipment is locked down if someone wants it they can get it, just how long will they get away with it.
Well thanks for letting me vent and Good luck to everyone this year. Hopefully I will catch the other thieves with the lead I got.