Someone stole all of my equipment and tools except for a couple of items I had elsewhere last thursday. I have a question for anyone who may know, this is my first year and I don't know if I can deduct theft or how to do it? Ironic since I have to claim the purchases this year also. I know I need to talk to a tax professional and I will but, maybe some of you have some knowledge about this situation? The only things I'll really miss are some of my dads tools he left me.