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RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME BY A  50 YR OLD male ,dark hair - leather jacket/jeans  5ft 10"  ginger beard .   Toyota Previa P reg ,  dark brown/near black colour,  back left brake light light not working / dirty vehicle.   

drove up behind into parking area for flats , sliding door passenger stole blower /ear-defenders & drove off right past me as i was moving my mower. !!    they are driving round targeting any workmen / tools & equipment.


police informed .


- note :  if it looks dodgy , it probably is !!   


insure , but better still   lock up , watch , put in van / alarm & tag trailers / ride-ons etc etc ---



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    Hope they are caught and you get it back. Have you marked it with anything?

  • sorry too hear this Robin

    I hope they catch the scum bag


  • Sorry to hear that. its really despicable to steal the tools of a man's trade.

    I hope he gets caught and soon

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    yellow big spray dot on top !    post code in perm 'marker pen'  tf----.     frjones sticker /  broken split fuel primer /  scratched 2009 i think -   serial number here on handbook !!     ran out of fuel .  (also peltor grey/black ear defenders)


    unbelievable ,  had hammer ready to kill him if i saw him again !     eastern European or gipo ?    

  • Not good at all!!  Probably pikeys

  • sorry to hear about your trouble being a belfast boy not sure what pikeys are

  • We had a husky 346xp stolen 2 weeks ago from front driveway of garden we were working in.  Nice area.  Dead end street. Large in/out driveway.  Medium size white van.  One fatty, one medium size small boy who was probably being shown the ropes.  Cracked front windscreen.

    Scum-bags.  Never seen again...yet.  Police said they would check all cctv around the route we saw them take(the boys tried to chase on foot to no avail.)

  • I always lock up after collecting tools out as this is always a worry. I do it without thinking as a matter of course.

    But the van also has built in auto locking after a while (just make sure the keys are in your pocket and not in the van!!!!)

    At the moment I do not have sign writing but have thought about it however this has crossed my mind weather it would encourage thefts of my tools from the Van.


  • a gardener i know had his power tools stolen on Monday. just taken some tools into the back garden came strait back and they had gone it has cost him £3000 to replace them. I have been to one of my regulars today and they have had some garden ornaments stolen this week i would not like to guess the price of them but one was a bronze statue (naked lady with a hat)

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    oh dear £3k      -  i had trailer & break into vehicle total about the same 3-4 yrs ago .

    David Benson said:

    a gardener i know had his power tools stolen on Monday. just taken some tools into the back garden came strait back and they had gone it has cost him £3000 to replace them. I have been to one of my regulars today and they have had some garden ornaments stolen this week i would not like to guess the price of them but one was a bronze statue (naked lady with a hat)

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