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Old 06-26-2010, 07:06 PM   #1
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So I went to meet some friends for breakfast today.They are in the process of building a new church and wanted to pick my brain....
After we are done and I walk out to my truck I notice the two tool boxes I had with me that had most of my hand tools in them are gone....
I had just come from another job and should have left them there but I did not...

And it was in Laguna Niguel...VERY nice neighborhood.

Video is inconclusive.....

Bad time for this to happen.....
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Old 06-26-2010, 07:16 PM   #2
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JumboJack, That sucks! That is the worst feeling to be ripped off. Maybe you could check and see if there any security cameras around that parking lot. Call the police and report it, they could be on the look out too.
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JumboJack, That sucks! That is the worst feeling to be ripped off. Maybe you could check and see if there any security cameras around that parking lot. Call the police and report it, they could be on the look out too.
Called the cops...Video was no help...
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At least you didn't lose them.... That sucks!!!
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im sorry for your lost. it sucks

last month i lost a box with some valuable tools in it

makita 18v impact and drill, my new chisel set, dewalt cordless circ saw, about 100 drill bits, my favorite hammer, and alot of other small items like bevel, tape, compass, plumb bob, line level, 2' level etc.

figure total loss was around 1000 bucks. i have replaced them but it was painfull to do so
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that sucks, what is worse is that if they are all small hand tools, you have to remember exactly what you had in there and that's more of a PITA than to just say, they stole a drill or a saw or something.
sorry that you got ripped off!
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It's gonna be hard to remember what was in the box's till I need it....
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yup, that's why i said it's more of a pain sometimes when small items are stolen. i have a Vetto XXL bag and if that gets stolen, i'll have a long time remembering all the different tools that are in it, it's also very heavy, so I hope they can run fast with 100 lb bag on their shoulder.
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Keep an eye on Craigslist for your tools, it wouldn't surprise me if the thieves try to sell them there.
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As big of a pain as it was, I took pics of my hands tools & cataloged them all.

I'd sure like to catch someone trying to break into my truck.
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I always watch craiglist for the misspelled listings. The thieves figure if the guy goes looking for 'dewalt' they won't be able to find it but if it's someone browsing they'll run into 'dwld'. Or the 'contractor going out of business - lots of tools. call this #." listings.
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Damn jj sorry brother. Guess all there is to do is troll craigslist and pawn shops. I'll be coming through CA in a few weeks, we'll lay down some street justice if you like...
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So sorry. I know how you feel. I had a box with all of my cordless power tools stolen from my truck a few years ago. Metro is right. Keep an eye on Craigslist.
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Back in 1987, I had a brand new Camaro, 8 months old, with about 1K worth of framing tools in the back. Not only did my tools get ripped, but they took the car as well.

The insurance company dragged they're feet before paying off, so I made payments for 6 months on a car I didn't have to preserve my credit, while driving a 600 dollar El Camino to work.
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Man that sucks I hate to hear this stuff. I also hate ****ing theives!


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That sucks Jumbo
While it's fresh in your mind, sit down and make a list of all the tools you can think of.
Will your insurance cover this?
I had power tools and a hand tool box stolen once. I made a list of the hand tools as soon as it happened and presented it to my ins agent.
The hand tools tallied up to $2000 in a hurry.
A good agent who recognizes you as a good client, should respect all the little tools it takes for you to make your living.

Again....make the list while it's fresh in your head.

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