Stolen from caravan park in Hervey Bay

Submitted: Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 09:15
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These items were stolen from our vehicle while visiting Hervey Bay.
Please, on your travels, if you see or hear anything relating to these
stolen items please inform POLICE LINK on 131-444 (24 hrs) and quote

Toshiba Satellite LC750 Laptop Computer - Serial Number 7B544833W
Silver Grey coloured lid.
Was in black Cordura laptop bag with charger and some accessories.

Olympus Micro-9000 Digital Camera - Serial Number H24502795
Black. Was in grey padded Kathmandu pouch with belt loop.
Charger was not taken.

Pivotel Iridium Satellite Phone - Serial Number IMEI300115010370100
Black. Maybe still in fitted leather belt holster.
Was in a brown Emirates in-flight zipped purse with chargers.
Phone has been barred so cannot be used.

Thanks, TB
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Reply By: Kris and Kev - Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 10:55

Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 10:55
What an absolute mongrel act, but quite the norm at Hervey Bay. Hope your insurance covers the theft. Kevin
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Reply By: Les PK Ranger - Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 13:42

Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 13:42
I loathe thieving scum of the Earth . . . can the coppers track the sat phone at all ?
Suppose it would have been turned off anyway.

Hope you get your gear back, and it would be really super if the mongrels got caught and actually punished properly.

Has HB got a Crime Converters (Cash Converters) outlet or other Pawn shops ??
If so, would be worth a browse apparently.
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Follow Up By: ian.g - Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 14:49

Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 14:49
Keep a eye on Gum Tree and Fleebay, could turn up on either of these, hope you get something back.
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Follow Up By: Life Member TourBoy, Bundaberg - Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 16:31

Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 16:31
There is a new tender it shop there as well, no checks are undertaken on stuff sold.
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Follow Up By: Phil P - Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 17:18

Monday, Jun 09, 2014 at 17:18
Sorry to hear about the mongrel act, absolute pain in the backside.

Just curious, how did they get to your stuff?

Phil P
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Reply By: Penchy - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 08:16

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 08:16
As Phil said, how did they get it? Was your vehicle locked? Were the items in plain site through the window?
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Follow Up By: Member - TB - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 11:35

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 11:35
Nothing was visible from outside. Vehicle was locked and right outside our cabin at Windmill Caravan park. They forced a rear sliding window on my troupie and reached in to open the driver's door. Very professional job, they knew exactly where to look for hidden things, even replacing stuff to make it look like nothing was disturbed. We never normally leave anything of value in the car overnight but let our guard down once and got bitten badly. Everyone be warned - these guys are good at what they do!!
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Follow Up By: Ron N - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 12:01

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 12:01
Sliding windows are a gift to thieves, you have to secure them by installing something like a piece of wood or metal that jams them from sliding, or by screwing mesh to the inside.

I lost a Canon camera one night in '94 when a thief forced one of the rear sliding windows on my 80 series.
He slid it back again and locked it, and I didn't even notice the camera was gone until a couple of days later.

Luckily it was an old Canon - it was around 25 yrs old, and probably worth more as an antique!

The small rear side windows in king cabs/space cabs, and quarter-vent windows are the same - they might as well write on them, "smash me", from the factory! I'd be wealthy if I had a dollar for every one of them I saw smashed!
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Reply By: aboutfivebucks (Pilbara) - Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 15:38

Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014 at 15:38
Have a read through this story on how to find a stolen camera.

Had your camera stolen?

I've mentioned it before on this forum.
There are a few services available, not just the one mentioned i the article.

Good luck. Just hope thieves don't read about these services.
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Follow Up By: Member - TB - Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 15:37

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 15:37
Thanks to everyone that suggested using the find stolen camera service and especially to Gav who sent me some links via member mail - unfortunately I messed up the reply and then couldn't reply directly.
I'll wait a week or so for the next "user" of my camera to start up then give it a try. Just to be clear though, it doesn't work for Facebook posts which seems like a big hole. Here's a quote from the stolencamerafinder web site... "Unfortunately, Facebook strip out the EXIF data when photos are uploaded which means stolencamerafinder is unable to search it. We hope in future that they will retain this data so that the photos can also be indexed."
I'll post again if my camera shows up using this service.... Cheers, TB
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