Help in Tennessee with stolen blower

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by chariot, Oct 23, 2003.

  1. chariot

    chariot LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

    I just purchased a new Redmax blower yesterday at 5:00 p.m. and today someone thought that they would relieve me of it about 11:30 this morning. I would just like for you guys around here to keep an eye out for it. It is model #EB7001RH and Serial #316844. Thanks
  2. BobR

    BobR LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 714

    BUMMER - hope the slimeball gets caught.
  3. Southpaw

    Southpaw LawnSite Member
    from Atlanta
    Posts: 88

    I would check on Crawdad or SLS. They probably have it. LOL

    Just kidding of course. My cell phone was stolen out of my truck in my own driveway. Several years ago, my golf clubs were stolen out of my car. Police were apathetic. But I happened to go to a pawn shop and saw my own clubs for sale. I rarely go to pawn shops, maybe once per year. Maybe a higher power led me to that pawn shop that day, and since the thief used his own name to pawn them, it was easy to catch him. Not only with my stuff, but $1000's of dollars of stolen property.

    Perhaps you can do the same. Check around the area your equipment was stolen and visit the pawn shops. Perhaps whoever stole it will use it on their lawn, but chances are they pawned it to get a 40 oz. and a 'rock', if you know what I mean. Good luck and I hope you either find it or at least prosecute the guy if he ever gets caught.
  4. Flat Top Lawn

    Flat Top Lawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 44

    Chariot what part of east Tenn. are you from?
  5. ProMo

    ProMo LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,468

    I have had 2 blowers stolen they werent new thats a lot worse, I once worked for a guy (about 20 yrs ago)that bought a used blower from a place called general rental, the blower needed service so he took it to a shop to be repaired and got a phone call from the shop telling him the blower was stolen, the original owner put a piece of paper with his name number etc under the plastic housing and it was found when they were doing repairs he ended up getting a refund from the rental place and the guy got his blower back, I do this to all of my equipment hoping ill be as lucky around here the thieves usually offer it to a different lco.A guy down the street got a new power pruner for 50 bux a couple of weeks ago said some guy walked up and asked him if he wanted to buy it.
  6. pottstim

    pottstim LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 501

    Hey man, I'm really sorry to hear about your blower. There is nothing I hate more than a theif. Where abouts did this happen? I will make sure to watch mine closely when I am out. Hope you get this resolved as soon as possible.

  7. chariot

    chariot LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

    The police around here get a report from the pawn shops with equipment pawned. I thought that I would take it upon myself to visit them this weekend just to see. I have talked with police in surrounding counties and am being placed on a list there to see if it matches in there county. Flat top lawn, I am about 35 minutes northeast of knoxville. Where are you?
  8. chariot

    chariot LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

    pottstim, I was up about 1 block from east high school. Needless to say everything is locked now. This is my 10th year and the only thing ever stolen, not to mention I only had it about 18 hours and only used it about 10-15 minutes.
  9. chariot

    chariot LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 319

  10. ccwmlw

    ccwmlw LawnSite Member
    Posts: 69

    Same thing happened to me in middle TN, but my was stolen while I was in the gas station. Somebody saw it being taken but did not get their license number, just told me what the truck looked like.

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