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Old 09-29-2018, 06:58 AM
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+1. That was my first thought! Stole the tools necessary for the OP to earn a living, whatís the difference? (BTW, Iím a retired LEO and I booked as many thieves as the bosses would allow. I really HATE thieves.)
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I'm retired LEO as well.
Then you know that the cops have very limited resources to put on your problem.

But you also know that if you can get them something solid to work with then they will find the extra 10 minutes here and there they said they didn't have to pinch the guy who did this. Cops love to close out easy thievery cases where the victim is a real person and not some corporate case. They could have a pile of shoplifting or warehouse break-in case folders on their desk, but with a solid lead on a dirtbag who stole a man's tools or nice lady's purse then those files seem to gravitate to the top of the pile. It's human nature for those with a sense of right and wrong.

Now you just need something useful for them.
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When I was in the process of moving to Houston, my employer put me up at a nearby homewood suites. My truck was broken into in the parking lot, which had a 24 hr policeman (probably off duty rent a cop) sitting in the parking area. I go to him and tell him my truck was broken into.
he says and I quote, "Welcome to Houston. what do you want ME to do about it?" I said, well, let's file a police report. You are the police right? He produces a little stub of paper about the side of a postage stamp and hands it to me. Unbelievable.

The truck had thousands of dollars worth of tools in the bed which the thief missed.
All they stole was an old garmen GPS that I had stuck to a semi melted roll of duct tape which in turn was stuck to the floor carpet. The roll of duct tape was worth at least as much as the GPS, and they left the duct tape. lol. The GPS was worth maybe 80 bucks at the time and of course it cost a bit over $500 to fix my broken door lock, plus the time to take it to the dealer etc. , in the middle of moving, a new job, and house hunting.

To this day, I still have to suppress the urge to go back to that parking lot and wait in the shadows for that bastard to return. (Which is what that rent a cop should have been doing instead of drinking coffee in comfort).

Sorry about your tools. Maybe look at the local craig's list or pawn shops? Might find your stuff for sale. Thieves usually dont have a use for tools.

Was the meter a Fluke? Some Youtuber found that Fluke sells a few of their meters on Alibaba for a very deep discount from the US prices.

Not sure which one he thought was a good deal, but here is an example.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Fluk...ceBeautifyAB=0

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Fluk...ceBeautifyAB=0
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Quit! My company will replace anything lost of broken
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I worked as a mechanic in a large factory with several hundred employees working 3 shifts. I worked 11-7, not a lot of supervisors on that shift. So one day I come to work and the lock is cut on my box and a set of wrenches and a few other items are missing. Every tool in that box had my first initial and last name engraved on it. So I asked around and finally someone told me who did it and where his tool box was. This guy had a nice Kennedy box which I easily popped the lock on and found my tools. Just to send a message I dumped every one of his tools on the floor and left the box overturned.

I never had a problem with tools being stolen the rest of the time I worked there.
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Nice! If I find out who did this, they may get dumped on the floor.
I told the boss I have a Gerber MultiPlier and a Fluke VoltAlert. I will do what I can, until I have tools.
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I worked as a mechanic in a large factory with several hundred employees working 3 shifts. I worked 11-7, not a lot of supervisors on that shift. So one day I come to work and the lock is cut on my box and a set of wrenches and a few other items are missing. Every tool in that box had my first initial and last name engraved on it. So I asked around and finally someone told me who did it and where his tool box was. This guy had a nice Kennedy box which I easily popped the lock on and found my tools. Just to send a message I dumped ever one of his tools on the floor and left the box overturned.

I never had a problem with tools being stolen the rest of the time I worked there.
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Wish I worked for your company! I work for GreenWood

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Back when I was an LEO, we had locks on our lockers. No workplace is immune from theft.
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Tools, and any other "hard to ID" stuff that is likely to be stolen, need to be marked with your initials (or an ID #) making theft less likely and recovery after theft more likely.
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DoD contract. tools are provided. you need one just ask

Bob steals everything. Bob steals from me, and we have worked together since 1982. one day Bob parks in front of the shop, goes inside, and finds he's needed in a meeting. I park Bob's truck for him.

right there on the seat, my channelocks. I take the tuck to an unused structure, take my tools, take the rest of the tools out of the truck and tell all my coworkers where to go to look for their missing tools. he got cleaned out

5 identical soldering irons in the same truck. I have 2, one for road trips and one for home base. 4 brand new Fluke meters. The company has a policy, the old guys get the old meters, the new guys get the new meters. I ended up with 2 new meters, Bob got my old meters.

he can't complain, because he would have to explain.
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Evidently someone got nervous. One of the day shift leads called me and had located my bag. It was seen falling of of a bicycle yesterday.
We don't have a bicycle.... God bless whomever called the supervisor.

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let me know what you need cousin. get you a bag together of whats missin....
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Glad you got it back. Hope its all there.
If you need anything let me know I'll send it to you if I have it.
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That may be the best revenge. We have the lowest unemployment in many years.

If you find another job because you don't like working with thieves it will put a hunting on that companies reputation, and who ever did it will feel the squeeze.


Who wouldn't want to hire a retired cop?

At LEAST let it be known you are looking for another job. That's one way I recently got a raise.

Maybe your company will pay for your tools by giving you a raise?

You have something to bitch about, maybe its time the good people at your job take a stand and start a "neighborhood watch,"

You should stir up enough trouble that the security firm will be begging to pay you back.
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Evidently someone got nervous. One of the day shift leads called me and had located my bag. It was seen falling of of a bicycle yesterday.
We don't have a bicycle.... God bless whomever called the supervisor.

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That's great!! Now check out putting a Tile (I think that's the name) it's a little GPS locator that could easily be hidden in a small side pocket of a toolbag.
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I worked as an aircraft mechanic for 35 years. I dont remember any thievery in that time where ever I worked. Maybe I was lucky but I dont think so.
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A few months ago I was riding with some used car lot guys to Louisiana to pick up a truck or two that didn't start. I had a steel 5 gallon bucket filled with maybe $15000 in snap on tools (including a scanner) in the middle seat of a suburban. Window got busted, a duffel bag of clothes got lifted, and bucket didn't get touched.

My shop got broken into last week. Literally tens of thousands in goodies everywhere.... they made off with a framing gun, a harbor freight compressor and a few levels.

Both times I've been very lucky.

And both times I would have skinned the guy alive in the street if I caught him, slowly.
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A GNC subsidiary (Nutra) has contacted me about coming on as maintenance there. I will complete their cycle, just in case it's better , and to rattle the boss a bit.

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I think you should demand an FBI investigation...
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Actually it would be ICE, it is in a US Foreign Trade Zone.....
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