Every day should be open season for thieves.
In 2007 my 2004 Bobcat mini excavator went missing off a job in broad daylight. Before lunch is was there and after it was gone - never to be seen again. Then in 2009 my 2005 590 Super M TLB went for a middle of the night drive off of a jobsite on the south side of Lexington and headed down US 27. Thanks to GPS tracking, it was recovered in Stanford, KY the next day. In 2011, not far from where my TLB was stolen, my 2008 D8 went on a late night doze and was tracked to Irvine,KY. It too, was recovered, undamaged the next day. While heavy equipment theft has slowed a little around here, all of my big stuff is GPS equipped. With smaller tools it nearly impossible to have enough layers of protection. And stuff like copper wire....unless it's energized in a locked building, you may as well take it directly from the supply house to the scrap yard.
How times have changed in the last 20 years.