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Old 07-11-2008, 21:55   #1
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Boat Break-ins at Belmar - Please, We need your help!

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 in
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
panels before prying a door open, ripping the lock out of the frame. They
then tore through everything in my boat. By complete accident they pulled
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 supply
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
value.


I thank you all in advance for assistance you may be able to provide.

.. Eddie

I have attached the flier I've prepared to circulate in the area if you can
think of anyplace it would be of value.


TRAWLER VESSEL
BUMPS
Edward F Thomas, Owner / Operator
for more info click on:
Trawler Vessel BUMPS


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Old 07-11-2008, 22:57   #2
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No Flier is attached.. Try and post some photos of the wheel and anything else you have.

Good luck and I hope they catch the buggers!
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Sorry to hear of your loss and I wish you the best of luck in tracking down your missing items. I had a similar experience some 15 years back so I understand what it is like.
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God has seen fit to never alow me to catch any thieves in the act of stealing from me.....as I would be in Jail for murder.

The only good thief is a dead one...I hate thieves....good luck to you

PS: In case your wondering yes God is still working on me...and has a ways to go yet...thieves beware
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If this had happened in Venezuela it would have been called a pirate attack.
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I have only had the misfortune to be robed once in recent memory.

I took the time to work through exactly how the thieves gained entry, where they went, and what they took. I was able to deduce a description of the physical nature of the thieves and their method of operation.

I relayed this information to the police when I reported the crime.

Some time later I read of a raid on a house in that area where the police arrested culprits that matched my description.
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I am not the victim of this theft.

[quote=BassAckwards;222147]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.




This does not pertain to me or my boat.

Sorry guys, I must have been fantasizing about sailing when I should have been paying attention to what I was doing. This theft occurred on a boat docked in New Jersey. "Ahm" Jim from Texas.

I received this message about the theft from another sailing site and copied it here. In the only words my crew seem to know, "I didnt communicate clearly!"

If I may, lets use this thread for something positive such as suggestions on how we can protect our boats from the bad guys. (No Clint Eastwood stuff) Things like security tips or what steps you take in securing your boat.
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No Flier is attached.. Try and post some photos of the wheel and anything else you have.

Good luck and I hope they catch the buggers!

I didnt get the flier but I did a google and found this. Beautiful boat, (though it doesnt have sails). A couple of the pics show the wheel.

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I have only had the misfortune to be robed once in recent memory.

I took the time to work through exactly how the thieves gained entry, where they went, and what they took. I was able to deduce a description of the physical nature of the thieves and their method of operation.

I relayed this information to the police when I reported the crime.

Some time later I read of a raid on a house in that area where the police arrested culprits that matched my description.

Share more detail about this if you will. Did you recover anything?

The signature Im using is very profound isnt it? Says a lot with only a few words. I hope to read Moitessier's book one day.
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Some details...

When we went out one night a front door window on my car was broken and a few coins were taken. This happened near the local University.
The thief crawled to the back, lowered the back seat back to get access to the boot and searched the boot.
The thief was obviously of a small size and looking for a laptop computer.
I mentioned this to the police and they would have put the information in their database.

For "minor" crimes the police do not have the resources to conduct any kind of investigation. However they will spend 5 minutes putting any information that we can provide into their system.
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God has seen fit to never alow me to catch any thieves in the act of stealing from me.....as I would be in Jail for murder.

The only good thief is a dead one...I hate thieves....good luck to you

PS: In case your wondering yes God is still working on me...and has a ways to go yet...thieves beware
I'm in your camp as well!! Can't stand theft or senseless vandalism. I work hard for my stuff.
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