1998 dodge ram 1500 stolen from Lowe's!

Discussion in 'Stolen Equipment' started by crslolbkr, Jul 25, 2010.

  1. crslolbkr

    crslolbkr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    At 5:30 pm on Monday July 19th 2010 my blue and silver 1998 dodge ram 1500 5.9 liter v8 w/10 foot trailer and ariens 40" ztr and bobcat 32" walk-behind were stolen from Lowe's parking lot in Huber Heights, Ohio right next to Interstates 70 and 75. The windows up and doors locked. I went in for 15 minutes and came out to find my whole business gone. This is year two for me and it's been good until now. My dumb as$ was under insured. Another guy had his rig stolen from Kentucky two days later. I hope it was the same guy and we can catch up w/him and skin him alive. If you have a similar story post it and contact others that had their stuff stolen too.

  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
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    I am assuming the police did get involved?

    Yeah I know, stupid question.
  3. willretire@40

    willretire@40 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from VA
    Messages: 1,390

    My father in-law had his 97 dodge RAM stolen yesterday here in va but no equipment was attached
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  4. NarNar

    NarNar LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 489

    Sorry to hear what happened crslolbkr, did you ensure your gear? With a police report, the insurance company should be cashing out a check to you.
  5. crslolbkr

    crslolbkr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    I did get the police involved to no avail. I also under insured my equipment and only had liability on my truck and trailer. A lesson to all; even if you are small potatoes you can still have it all taken away in 15 minutes or less. INSURE YOUR LIVELIHOOD! for an extra $40/month or less I would not even be sweatin' right now. Next time I'll be prepared.
  6. rcslawncare

    rcslawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,684

    Sorry to hear, Im always worried about this kind of stuff....
  7. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653


    What did they do with the truck, is today's titling and registration process that relaxed that just about anyone can get away with a stolen VIN?

    Then again maybe they sold it for parts, but still...

    And I'm sorry, gosh.
  8. crslolbkr

    crslolbkr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Nothing has been found:(. It's been 7 months and the police haven't heard anything. I officially give up on ever finding any of it. List of new (to me) stuff below.
  9. mainstreet1984

    mainstreet1984 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 149

    Dude you can check security camera record, on the lowes parking lot they probably have them...
  10. crslolbkr

    crslolbkr LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Thanks mainstreet1984. I did try that but the cameras only capture the entrances and the few cars in the parking spaces close to the entrances. I was parked along the outside edge of the parking lot because I had my trailer attached. I parked in that particular spot because it was out in the open and there was nobody parked anywhere close to me. I thought that would keep someone from having the guts to break in and peel the column in broad daylight. Desperate time call for desperate measures I guess... Even for crooks.

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