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  1. biggal5
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    hello, so I've been hit by the "scum of the earth" pests who decided to raid my van as I was parked outside tool shop... amongst hand tools and screwdrivers etc that they stole:mad: they also wandered off with 2 of my multimeter testers..!!

    Can anyone help me know if theres a way of tracing back my meters from their serial numbers to anyone who tries to register or complete certs with that same serial number.. I've trawled fb market, gumtree and ebay for any sign of them but not yet seen any.. Are there any other websites these :mad: would sell my tools on...??

    any help would be appreciated... thanks in advance
     
  2. SparkyChick
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    SparkyChick Making a banana smoothy for my fave gorilla Staff Member Moderator

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    Sorry to hear that.

    If they go the same way as alot of the gear that's nicked, seems a lot of it ends up at car boot sales. Might be worth trying a few local ones over the next few weeks.
     
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  3. biggal5
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    yep, an absolute kicker in the nuts.. I'll try your suggestion tho and suss out car boot sales nearby.. cheers
     
  4. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    never leave van unattended if you have tools and gear on board. had so many arguments with site security pillocks as i refused to park van 1/2 mile from site unless they put a full time guard on it.
     
  5. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    I keep the back of my van so untidy, no one can find the tools under the pile of maccyD bags, coke cans and empty product boxes.
     
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  6. biggal5
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    usually don't and if I need to park right up against a wall or directly infront of the store im going in... don't ever leave my testers anywhere near my tools aswell but sods has it the 1 time I do I get stung...! no advice on how to trace them back if possible...?
     
  7. GMES
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    GMES Hairy and proud Staff Member Admin

    Contact all local cash converters and similar, they tend to be the choice of thieves.
     
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  8. biggal5
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    thanks.. will do that
     
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  9. ruston
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    Give the Police a chance with your serial numbers . Tools have been returned after raids up here.
    I know they get bad press , but they do recover a lot of stuff.
     
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  10. buzzlightyear
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    [​IMG]I have these on the old van enter if you dare .;)
     
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  11. FatAlan
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    Yes, Make sure the plod do have the serial numbers. They’re forever recovering nicked gear but usually can’t identify the losers.
     
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  12. Gavin John Hyde
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    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

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    over next few weeks have a look on ebay for testers and tools matching yours and select a radius of say 15-20 miles. with modern pics you can often zoom in to see the serial numbers or other marks. if you find them agree to buy them and turn up to collect them. notify polic in advance asking they attend to prevent a breach of the peace and hopefully at very least arrest them for handling stolen goods, maybe more. if they say they wont attend then when outside the address tell them you are taking back your property from said person and in 5 minutes will be entering said property and will teach them a lesson. they will come then. i know of somebody who found his tools on ebay. took them off guy selling them and told him if he sees him again he will get more than a beating.
     
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  13. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    My joiner mate on facebook said yesterday some turd was playing with his van doors at 4 oclock in the morning. One of his neighbours disturbed them.
    He's got a big van, with all his tools on board. Automatic sliding door on the side.
    A pity he didn't catch them himself.... 6'6" tall and built like a brick ****house. Owns a couple of big dogs as well.

    The new Milwaukee power tools apparently have a locking mechanism in them. You register them to a phone app, and if they get nicked, you can basically render them useless. I don't know if that's just the tools, or it does the batteries and chargers too.
     
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  14. FatAlan
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    Google stolen property registers. There’s a couple on their, Immobilise and NMPR that might be useful.
     
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