I hope I posted this in the right place. I felt it was important to get the info out to all. Maybe you guys will copy and post this at other sites you frequent.
Sometime during the last 10 days, 4 boats at the end of C Dock
Belmar were broken into, vandalized and robbed of equipment
. One of them
was mine. They came in by boat and gained access from the North side,
facing the river, where they wouldn't be seen. They destroyed 4 glass
before prying a door open, ripping the lock out of the frame. They
then tore through everything in my boat. By complete accident
a bundle of wires while dismantling my pilot house and disabled the alarm
and video system. They were so confident and comfortable tearing up my
vessel at leisure, they carried a bucket of my beer
with them from place to
place within the boat. When they were done, they had done over $4,000.00
worth of damage and theft. The same evening, they vandalized and robbed 3
other boats on my dock
taking expensive fishing
rods, reels and equipment
destroying their windows and doors to access them.
Somewhere these thieves may be trying to sell the items they stole.
The more expensive equipment they got from me includes an antique brass set
of a Chelsea ships chimes clock and matching brass barometer. And worst
of all, my ships wheel
. It was a wood spoke wheel
with hand carved
hardwood inlays with a 1" center hole and keyway. It was a beautiful piece
and somewhere someone must be trying to fence it off.
I am going to visit the local fishing/bait shops and boating
retailers. I'm writing a flier to leave in places in hope that someone may
have heard about anyone trying to move these items locally.
Please help me. Please forward this to anyone at all in the boating
community, boating and fishing
supplies or law enforcement whom you think
may be able to assist or think may have heard about this or may have any
information that could help. Any piece of information may be a great
I thank you all in advance for assistance you may be able to provide.
I have attached the flier I've prepared to circulate in the area if you can
think of anyplace it would be of value.
Edward F Thomas, Owner / Operator
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