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Stolen gear this morning

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:44 pm
by Justin
My red Osprey bag 55L was stolen from Ndabeni this morning (outside the e-Vida Cafe - I am receiving footage of the incident shortly

Items in bag
First Aid Kit
Black Diamond Momentum Harness (yellow)
Petzl Mini Traxion
Petzl Jumar (blue)
Wild Country Cams
Black Diamond Cams
DMM Wallnuts
Camp Hex (blue sling)
60 Meter Half Rope (Blue)
Boreal climbing shoes (blue)
BD Momentum Climbing shoes (new)
Petzl Reverso (2 blue, 1 orange)
Wild Country Quickdraws (blue / white)
many Slings
Lots of Locking carabiners
Lots of Carabiners
Cordelette
6 red Prussics
Arcyteryx down Jacket
TNF Rain Jacket
DMM Revolver carabiner
Black Diamond Crag Gloves
Osprey hike/climb backpack (Red)
Leatherman Tool


My number 082 696 4067

Re: Stolen gear this morning

Posted: Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:06 pm
by mokganjetsi
jis that sucks - sorry Justin! :(

Re: Stolen gear this morning

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:35 pm
by Justin
Thanks Mok,

Below is the footage of the bag being taken - you can see him struggle a little with the weight of the bag :wink:
This took place outside the Vida-e Cafe at Sunrise Circle Ndabeni.
I so often do check the door after hitting the lock button... this time I did not! You can see the guy in the white t-shirt move in from above almost immediately.

The guy drives off in a black BMW afterwards - video resolution not good enough to get a license plate number.



I have reported to the police and am phoning Cash Crusaders (anyone know of any other stores that I should be calling)?

Re: Stolen gear this morning

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:47 pm
by mokganjetsi
Justin wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:35 pm
I so often do check the door after hitting the lock button...
bummer man! i always check the door by pulling the handle. sometimes i go back if i'm not sure that i did. unfortunately we have to do that sh%t.

Re: Stolen gear this morning

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:12 pm
by raphaeltube
Justin wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:35 pm
I have reported to the police and am phoning Cash Crusaders (anyone know of any other stores that I should be calling)?
It's very unlikely that your stuff will be sold in any store. The crooks know a thing or two. That guy especially does not look like a tik-kop who would try something stupid.
At least the climbing community in this country is small enough to possibly come accross some of your gear.
Let's hope.

Do you need to borrow any gear urgently?

-R

Re: Stolen gear this morning

Posted: Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:22 pm
by Dragon
Justin if you go to the effort you may be able to track him on the wider street network cameras, and they do have the resolution to get plates. It’s going to take a lot of searching though.

Re: Stolen gear this morning

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:00 am
by Justin
raphaeltube wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:12 pm
Do you need to borrow any gear urgently?
I'm good, thank you for the offer :thumleft:
Dragon wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:22 pm
... track him on the wider street network cameras, and they do have the resolution to get plates. It’s going to take a lot of searching though.
I reckon its been too long by now, thank you for the idea though!

FYI: Cash Crusaders have a 'Report Stolen Items' section on their website where you can report stolen items. Your message (pics can be uploaded) is sent nation wide.

Re: Stolen gear this morning

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:42 pm
by AndrewV
Terrible !!!!