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So. California Stolen Tool Alert! #40094 07/12/04 11:21 PM
Joined: Dec 2003
Posts: 20
techgod Offline OP
Tools Stolen from Mark Stetson, Between 1AM on 7/11/04 & 6AM on 7/12/04 from, Marina Del Rey, CA

Please contact me through the board if you see any of these tools on eBay or at your neighborhood pawn shop or flea market.


Make Model Description
Dewalt 4pc 18volt Set, Includes Hammer Drill, Circular Trim Saw, Reciprocating Saw, Flash Light, Charger & 2 Batteries, All tools Black & Yellow in Black Case
Dewalt Drill Bit & Screw Driver Bit Set
Dewalt DW1956 Drill Bit Set in Yellow Case
Dewalt Small Yellow Screw Case

Greenlee 718 Cable Cutters, Green 28" Long
Greenlee 36413 1-1/8" Step Drill Bit
Greenlee 1940 BX Cable Cutter
Greenlee Drywall Saw, Green, Black & Brass
Harris HP66 Tone & Probe Kit, Grey & Red in Black Pouch on tool Belt
Tool Belt, Green & Black Nylon
Klein 630-1/4 1/4" Nut Driver
Klein 630-5/16 5/16" Nut Driver
Klein 630-11/32 11/32" Nut Driver
Klein 630-3/8 3/8" Nut Driver
Klein 630-7/16 7/16" Nut Driver
Klein 630-1/2 1/2" Nut Driver
Klein #1 Phillips
Klein 603-4B #2 Phillips
Klein Slotted Screw Driver
Klein 605-4B Slotted Screw Driver
Klein 627-20 Step Tap
Klein 32477 10 in 1 Screw Driver
Klein 11045 Yellow Wire Strippers
Klein 11046 Red Wire Strippers
Klein 1010 Blue Screw Cutters
Klein 85191 Conduit Reaming Screwdriver
Klein 1005 Crimping Tool Red
Klein 63050 High Leverage Cutters, Red
Klein 1012 12Ga NM Strippers, Yellow & Grey
Klein 66385 Scratch Awl
Klein 213-9NE 9" Side Cutting Pliers, Blue
Klein 46037 Cable Spicer's Kit
Combination Offset Screwdriver
Stanley Sheetrock Knife (2)
Stanley 25' Measuring Tape
Stanley 30' Measuring Tape, Yellow & Black
Stanley 100' Measuring Tape, Yellow & Black
Stanley Hack Saw
Stanley Stud Finder
Stanley Combination Speed Square, Yellow & Chrome
Stanley Triangle Square, Cast Aluminum
Stanley Small Sledge Hammer 4 lb, Yellow, 10" Tall

Crescent 8" Adjustable Wrench, , Chrome
Crescent 10" Adjustable Wrench, Chrome
Crescent 3pc Wrench Set, Red Handles

Channel Lock 9 1/2" Wrench, Blue
Dracon Punch Tool, Yellow & Red
Ideal Ideal 200A Clamp on Meter
Mag Light 2 AA Cell Flashlight, Blue
Round File
Half Round Flat File
Spade Bit Extension
Various Spade Bits
(2) 18" Long Drill Bits
Tone Wand
#0 Pair of Screwdrivers
Miniature Screwdriver Set
ACE Miniature Needle Nose
ACE Miniature Side Cutters
Soldering Iron
Allen Wrench Set
Tin Snips
Hammer w/ Wooden Handle
8" Level, Red & Chrome
Fitted Leather Work Gloves
GB Proximity Tester
GB Insulated Screw Driver Pair
GB GFI Circuit Tester
Small Tool Bucket White W/ Yellow & Black Tote
Large Tool Box, Red w/Transparent Lid
Various Other Small Tools

Mark Stetson
Stetson Electric
Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades
Re: So. California Stolen Tool Alert! #40095 07/13/04 12:34 AM
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 308
Edward Offline
[Linked Image]

[This message has been edited by Edward (edited 07-13-2004).]

Re: So. California Stolen Tool Alert! #40096 07/13/04 01:17 AM
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,432
Lostazhell Offline
Some people just have no $%^@% shame! [Linked Image]

I'll keep my eyes open Mark... was anything engraved on anything??


Re: So. California Stolen Tool Alert! #40097 07/13/04 04:39 AM
Joined: May 2004
Posts: 697
Dave55 Offline
I hope the theives get nailed & remember guys---DON'T BUY USED TOOLS!!!!!!!


Re: So. California Stolen Tool Alert! #40098 07/13/04 03:03 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,143
DougW Offline
Jeez... thought I got hit for a bunch.

My condolences, and hope they nail the SOB's.

Re: So. California Stolen Tool Alert! #40099 07/13/04 03:55 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 1,374
Ryan_J Offline
Mark I'm really sorry to hear about this. I hope justice is served.

Ryan Jackson,
Salt Lake City
Re: So. California Stolen Tool Alert! #40100 07/14/04 01:16 AM
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,876
e57 Offline
I feel your pain, I mean that!

Having my stuff ripped 3 times! Truck empty twice, whole truck gone once.

I've made a habit of engraving my larger tools with this message:

Lic #:
"Do Not Purchase Stolen Tools"

Truck has GPS!

Had someone try to sell me some tools on the street once. Had to hold back from killing him, called and followed him until the cops got there. So someone did get them back.

Remain hopeful, and post your list with the pawn shops. There's a multi (ten?) thousand dollar fine if they get caught with them. I thought it was odd, but cool, a pawn shop can also loose it license for possesion of stolen "Contractors Tools", it's on the books in California. So if they have the list, and willingly take them...

Wish the best, and if found, kick them for me too!


Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
Re: So. California Stolen Tool Alert! #40101 07/14/04 09:13 PM
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 681
PCBelarge Offline
Had my truck cleaned out once and my tools taken from a job once as well.

a funny tale: I was working on 33rd and 3rd in NYC one day. During lunch, we were outside on the stoop of a 6 story Brownstone. A guy comes walking down the street carrying a 6 foot ladder and asks us if we want to buy it. The name on the side of the ladder was my company's name, we chased the guy a very short distance before he dropped the ladder and disappeared [Linked Image]


Pierre Belarge
Re: So. California Stolen Tool Alert! #40102 07/15/04 11:59 PM
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 156
kinetic Offline
Sorry for your loss tech....unfortunately i think we have all been there once. When mine were stolen the police were very helpful with info on how to mark and identify items in case it happened again. [Linked Image]

I like the idea of engraving "Do not purchase stolen tools." If any one had a concious at all they would walk away if they saw that one.

Re: So. California Stolen Tool Alert! #40103 07/16/04 05:28 PM
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 200
uksparky Offline
Jeez. You were hit for six there [Linked Image] My condolences. I must have had stuff ripped four or five times now, but ( fortunately ) never from the van or w/shop - just nik-naks off the site. Nowadays I don't leave anything more expensive than a screwdriver when I leave the building. It makes you so [Linked Image]

The idea of the " do not purchase..." engraving is a flash of brilliance! [Linked Image] I might just do that myself...

If hindsight were foresight, we'd all be millionaires!
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