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Huge power equipment theft ring broken up

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Richard Martin, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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  2. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    Them people in charlotte need to stop buying stolen goods.
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Well the good news is they recovered half of the equipment. The bad news is half of the equipment is probably gone forever.

    I live on a dead end street and I'm always watching the street. I try to be wary of anything that doesn't look right. I do from time to time see vehicles in the neighborhood that just don't belong here. This area has an ongoing history of OPE thieves too. Locating potential OPE to steal is easy enough thanks to Google.

    I do have some decent security of which I won't discuss. My equipment is also covered by a replacement policy written by State Farm.
  4. Duekster

    Duekster LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Messages: 7,961

    I am not sure how to read that. It says they recovered half the value.... :waving:
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    The local TV news here sucks. What can I say. :laugh:
  6. GMLC

    GMLC LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,345

    Good for you Richard! I do the same, always have an eye open for something out of place in the neiborhood.
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  7. dstifel

    dstifel LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 928

    Anyone that has ever had anything stolen should get to shin kick those people before they go to jail. Thats something they would remember when they get out and they wouldn't steal **** again.
  8. Kelly's Landscaping

    Kelly's Landscaping LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,687

    Way to kind put them on an island with the victims and tell everyone there will be no trial and if they survive the day they will be let go. Then tell them what happens on the island stays on the island! Were be back tomorrow to pick everyone up.
  9. chuacro

    chuacro LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 600

    I own 2 houses and my neighbor 3 and another 2 on the same block. A dude down the street was hanging out in front of our homes and we went out and had block meeting. The dude decided to go home and few minutes latter a car came by and looked at us and sped off. We talked to the neighbor and have not seen dude since. You have to look out for each other. If the person that stole my blower last year had to spend 3 extra days raking leaves he would understand that I will not let it happen again.
  10. herler

    herler LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,139

    It gets to the point, they're lucky if the cops get to them first.

    But at the same rate, no serial number(s) = no case.

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